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Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito

Profession: NHL Star

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: He played 18 seasons in the NHL for the Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers, and is considered one of the best to have ever played the game. He won two Stanley Cup Championships.

Born: February 20, 1942
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Age: 79 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces

Married Life

  • 1999-07-31 NHL player Phil Esposito (57) weds Bridget Leigh

Historical Events

  • 1968-12-05 Future Hockey Hall of Fame center Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins scores 2 goals in his goaltender brother Tony's (also HOF) NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens; 2-2 tie
  • 1969-03-01 Phil Esposito has a goal and assist in Boston Bruins' 8-5 win over NY Rangers to give him 99 points for the season, breaking the NHL record for most points in a season (97) held by Stan Mikita
  • 1969-03-02 Boston center Phil Esposito becomes first player in NHL history to record 100 points in a season when he scores 2 3rd-period goals in the Bruins' 4-0 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1971-02-20 Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season
  • 1973-04-01 Despite a final round, 5-3 loss to Montreal, Boston Bruins center Phil Esposito wins his third consecutive NHL scoring title with 130 points from 55 goals and 75 assists in the 78-game season
  • 1974-12-22 Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1989-05-24 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

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