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JACK RAFFERTY PASSES AWAY

Tuesday, 08.1.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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JACK RAFFERTY PASSES AWAY
Admired Islanders Off-Ice Official Remembered

Jack Rafferty, one of the Islanders' most respected off-ice officials, passed away on Monday. He was 82.

Jack worked with the Islanders and the NHL for 32 years from 1972 - the beginning of the team's existence - until 2004. His legendary streak of working every Islanders game -- regular season, exhibition and postseason -- stretched over 30 years from 1972 until 2003.

Known for shouting out "BISCUIT!" during games whenever the puck was dropped, Jack was diligent with his work, but kept the atmosphere light and was well-liked among his peers.

"Jack was an absolutely consummate pro," said current Islanders off-ice supervisor Jeff Weintraub. "He never left a 'T' uncrossed or an 'I' un-dotted. He was a great supervisor and a dear friend."

"Jack was here for every big game in Islanders history," said Islanders VP of Operations and Events Tim Beach. "We all learned a lot from Jack, and everyone in the Islanders family is deeply saddened by his loss."

Jack is survived by his wife, Rita and two children, John Jr. and Rick.

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