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Don’t mess with Jethro. He got his nickname from his Islander teammates who named him after Jethro of The Beverly Hillbillies. At 6’3” and 215 lbs., Gillies was one of the league’s premier power forwards during the second half of the 1970’s and early 1980’s. The left winger teamed up with fellow Hockey Hall of Famers Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier to form one of the decade’s most lethal forward lines, nicknamed the “Trio Grande”. During the 1984 playoffs, Gillies notched a career-best 12 goals that included a hat trick in game two of the finals against the Edmonton Oilers. In 1979 Gillies and his line mates formed the number one NHL unit against the Soviet Union national team. White with blue and orange trimmed jersey shows terrific use, with repairs, stick marks and pilling. ‘85 year tag in collar. The name plate was removed on the back. He played in 55 games in 1985-’86, which was his final season.
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