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John Tonelli

Born:March 23, 1957Draft:1977 Islanders #33 Overall
Hometown:Milton, ON, CANPosition:LW
Known For:Nicknamed “The Greasy Jet”Shoots:Left
National Team:Canada

John A. Tonelli (born March 23, 1957) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. He was a four-time Stanley Cup champion with the New York Islanders, and also played with the Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, and the Quebec Nordiques of the National Hockey League.

John Tonelli
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 18: John Tonelli #27 of the New York Islanders skates on the ice during Game 3 of the 1982 Division Finals against the New York Rangers on April 18, 1982 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

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  • Four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Islanders (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
  • Had his jersey (#27) retired by the Islanders in 2020
  • Scored the game-tying and Stanley Cup-winning goal in 1982
  • Inducted into the inaugural class of the Milton Sports Hall of Fame in 2016
  • Two-time NHL Second Team All-Star (1982, 1985)
  • Played in two NHL All-Star Games (1982, 1985)
  • Canada Cup All-Star Team (1985)
  • Canada Cup Champion (1985)
  • Canada Cup MVP (1985)