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Philip Anthony Esposito OC - Born February 20, 1942 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is a Canadian retired ice Hockey centre, coach, general manager and executive.

- Stanley Cup Champion 1970 and 1972.
- Art Ross Trophy Winner 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974.
- Hart Memorial Trophy Winner 1969, 1974.
- Lester B. Pearson Award Winner (Ted Lindsay Award) 1973-74.
- Lester Patrick Trophy Winner 1977-78
- NHL First All-Star Team 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974.
- Played in NHL All-Star Game 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980.

The 1970 season also saw Esposito shatter the single-season mark for shots on goal, tallying 550. Only one other player has come within 100 shots of this record, Alexander Ovechkin in 2008–09, in a season that was four games longer than when it was set.

First player in NHL history to score 1,000 points in a decade (1970s).

All-time leader in game-winning goals with 118. (tied by Jaromír Jágr on April 21, 2013).

December 3, 1987 – #7 jersey retired by the Boston Bruins.

- 1972 Summit Series Winner (scored 1st goal of the series)
- 1976 Canada Cup Winner

Phil Esposito was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1972.

Won Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian athlete of the year in 1972.

Phil Esposito was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984.

Phil Esposito was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

Statue unveiled in his honour in front of the Tampa Bay Times Forum (now Amalie Arena) on December 31, 2011.

Esposito and New York Rangers teammates Ron Duguay, Dave Maloney and Anders Hedberg famously appeared in a TV commercial for Sasson designer jeans in 1979. In 1979, Esposito and Ranger teammates recorded a song written by Alan Thicke as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation called "Hockey Sock Rock"

In 2017, Phil Esposito was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.


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