The NHL’s all-time leader in goals per game, Mike Bossy burst into the NHL in spectacular fashion by boldly predicting he would score 50 goals as a rookie. True to his word, Bossy managed to pot 53 goals and capture the Calder Memorial Trophy. Just three years later, Bossy would become the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games — a feat only four other players have accomplished.
It’s clear that Bossy was a goal-scoring machine, but what gear was he using to rack up all of these goals?
As a rookie, Bossy used a Koho 221 stick with Koho gloves. He didn’t claim any loyalty to one brand though, as his skates were Bauer and his helmet was CCM.
In just his ninth NHL season, Bossy scored his 500th goal while using a Titan Turbo stick. At this point in his career he had made the switch to CCM gloves, pants and helmet, but still remained loyal to his Bauer skates.
Bossy switched both his gloves and helmet to Jofa the next season, but after battling a lingering back injury that limited him to 63 games, Bossy decided to take the next season off to rest his back. He officially announced his retirement at the end of the 1987-88 season.