> In between periods - Rich Barrabi interviewed BILL MIKKELSON - the
> original person to wear # 5 for the Islanders ! ( played 1972-73
> for NYI) His son Brendan is on the Ducks.
> I remember Bill when I was back in Junior High, he was one of our
> starting defenseman that year. I think Bill went to Washington to
> play for the Caps - in their first year !!! Even worse than us.
Had a chance to meet Bill during the 2nd intermission. He was looking at his team picture on the press box wall--there is a picture of the 72/73 squad. He was -54 that season, which is an Islander record (Arnie Brown also played on that team, and was -57, but only -47 as an Isle).