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Bill Torrey
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Bill Torrey in 2015
Born (1934-06-23)June 23, 1934
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died May 2, 2018(2018-05-02) (aged 83)
Occupation Hockey executive
Known for general manager of the New York Islanders (1972–92)
Awards Hockey Hall of Fame (1995)

William Arthur Torrey (June 23, 1934 – May 2, 2018) was a Canadian hockey executive. He served as a general manager in the National Hockey League for the Oakland Seals, New York Islanders, and Florida Panthers. He owned the Islands when they won four Stanley Cups. He was often known as "The Architect," and "Bow-Tie" Bill, after the signature bow tie he always wore.

Torrey was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.

Torrey died at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, on the evening of May 2, 2018, aged 83.

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