Mike Bossy Illness: What Disease Did Mike Bossy Have? Lung Cancer? All you need to know about the disease the Canadian former professional ice hockey player is suffering from.
Born on January 22, 1957, in Montreal, Canada, Bossy played his entire National Hockey League career for the New York Islanders, and was a crucial part of their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s.
In 1978, Bossy won the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL rookie of the year. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy in the 1982 Stanley Cup playoffs as the most valuable player.
He is one of two players to score consecutive Stanley Cup-winning goals (1982 and 1983) and the only player to record four game-winning goals in one playoff series (1983 Conference Final).
Bossy was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991. In 2017, he was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in history.
Mike Bossy Illness: What Disease Did Mike Bossy Have? Lung Cancer?
The retired hockey star is suffering from lung cancer, a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. It’s especially common among smokers.
Bossy revealed that he was diagnosed with lung cancer on October 19, 2021. Mike Bossy enters Palative Care on April 4, 2022.
However, the family of Hall of Fame member and New York Islanders great Mike Bossy says he is resting peacefully at home while continuing his battle with lung cancer, according to Quebec-based sports channel TVA Sports on Monday, April 4, 2022.
Contrary to speculation, Mike Bossy’s family tells @tvasports he is resting peacefully at home as he continues his battle with cancer. He thanks everyone for their support and asks for all to respect his privacy. https://t.co/9hWcVJ97o8
— Louis Jean (@LouisJeanTVAS) April 4, 2022