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Former Isles great Bob Bourne joins class-action concussion suit

Nov 26, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT

Former New York Islanders great Bob Bourne decided to join the class-action lawsuit regarding concussions in the NHL, the Sports Business Journal and Daily’s Chris Botta reported on Tuesday.

The 59-year-old retired player told Botta that he thought about it for a long time. He admits that he’s reluctant regarding the decision, “but feels it’s important.”

Bourne won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders during their dynasty era. Overall, he played 814 of his 964 NHL games with the Isles, spending the final two seasons of his career with the Los Angeles Kings. He played from the 1974-75 season through the 1987-88 campaign. Bourne might say that his lengthy career came at a significant cost.

Here’s a video of one of the best moments from his NHL career, via the Islanders.

(Photo via Bourne’s Twitter page.)

  1. muckleflugga - Nov 26, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    good for bob bourne…

    i always liked him as a player when the islanders were giants in the game

    one of the few who can claim he was drafted by the kansas city scouts

    traded to the islanders for bart crashley, another of the great hockey names…right up there with morris titanic and ed hatoum

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 26, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    I certainly hope Bob Bourne is doing well. I would question Mr O’Brien calling him “Islanders great”. Very good for sure, but who would rank him with Bossy, Trottier and Potvin?

    • missthemexpos - Nov 27, 2013 at 12:28 AM

      Would have been better worded to say he was a member of some great Islander teams.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:41 AM

        That I can most assuredly go with. They were awesome. Their record of winning 19 consecutive playoff series may never be matched.

  3. bettyminer125 - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    as Jeffrey implied I’m taken by surprise that a person able to get paid $7295 in one month on the internet. use this link……….>http:\/

  4. dallasstars9 - Nov 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    I suppose you’re going to sue the league for your dental expenses as well? You went on the ice every day knowing the risks and were paid handsomely to play a game you loved as a kid…. Stop the non-sense!

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