Phil Esposito Poster

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National Hockey League: Games: 1162 Goals: 655 Assists: 762 Points: 1417 Penalty Minutes: 894

National Hockey League Awards: 1968-1969 Art Ross Trophy (Most Points in Regular Season) 1968-1969 Hart Memorial Trophy (NHL Most Valuable Player) 1970-1971 Art Ross Trophy 1970-1971 Lester B. Pearson Trophy (NHL Players Association MVP) 1971-1972 Art Ross Trophy 1972-1973 Art Ross Trophy 1973-1974 Art Ross Trophy 1973-1974 Hart Memorial Trophy 1973-1974 Lester B. Pearson Trophy 1969-1970 Stanley Cup (Playoffs Championship) 1971-1972 Stanley Cup

Played Centre Position

Brother of Tony Esposito, who joined him in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.

First NHL player to score 100 points in regular season (1968-1969)

First team All-Star: 1969-1974 Second team All-Star: 1968,1975

Played in 10 All-Star Games

Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984

Helped to bring Tampa Bay Lightning into NHL (their first General Manager)

Esposito became one of the Rangers' assistant coaches after his retirement. He later became a TV analyst for the Madison Square Garden network until 1986.

In 1986 he was named vice-president and general manager of the Rangers (1986-1989).

Played for the Chicago Black Hawks (1963-1967), Boston Bruins (1967-1975) and New York Rangers (1975-1981).

Wore number 7, because Mickey Mantle was his favorite ballplayer.

He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on December 22, 1972 for his services to hockey.

In a ceremony retiring Esposito's #7, Raymond Bourque, who had been wearing #7, removed his jersey at center ice and presented it to Esposito. Under Bourque's jersey was another jersey with #77. Ironically, Esposito wore #77 while with the New York Rangers. [3 December 1987].

Pictured on one of six Canadian commemorative postage stamps issued 23 September 2016, celebrating hockey forwards. Other players honored in this issue were Sidney Crosby, Guy Lafleur, Mark Messier, Phil Esposito, Steve Yzerman, and Darryl Sittler.