Late in the 1979-80 season, the Islanders traded, the original New York Islander, Billy Harris and Dave Lewis to the Los Angeles Kings for Butch Goring. Goring, a first line player with the Kings, was now only expected to provide secondary scoring and leadership to a young Islanders team. Goring provided both, as the Islanders would win four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983.
Along the way, Goring won a Conn Smythe trophy in 1981 and, according to Mike Bossy, started the tradition of the play-off beard. Going played for the Islanders until 1985, until the Islanders put him waivers. He was claimed by the Boston Bruins. Goring finished the season, and his career with the Bruins. Goring never had a Bruins or an 85-86 OPC card. Here's how it may have looked.
|1985-86 OPC 267 Butch Goring|