Clark Gillies will forever be remembered on Long Island.
While the longtime Greenlawn resident helped lead the Islanders to four Stanley Cup victories, it was his friendly persona and philanthropy that won the hearts of his neighbors.
To honor the Islanders legend, who passed away this year at the age of 67, the Town of Huntington on Saturday renamed the Dix Hills Ice Rink at Dix Hill Park to the Clark Gillies Arena.
Members of the Islanders organization, the Gillies family and the public came together for the unveiling of the new name.
“Clark was a guy who won a ton of things and did a great amount of things on the ice but so many don’t know what he did off the ice,” said Huntington Town councilman Sal Ferro, who helped organized the event. “He was the heart of Huntington.”
Through his Clark Gillies Foundation, him and his family would help children who were in need physically, developmentally or financially.
Clark’s wife Pam, who was in attendance, said her husband would’ve been “thrilled” to know the arena was named after him.
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