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Phil Esposito | #77

C | 6' 1" | 205 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,282 717 873 1,590 252
  • Phil Esposito
  • Born: February 20, 1942
  • Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
  • Shoots: Left
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,282 717 873 1,590 252 910 246 549 23 35 118 0 5,166 13.9
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,282 717 873 1,590 252 910 246 549 23 35 118 0 5,166 13.9

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Awards

Phil Esposito Awards
Art Ross Trophy
Season Team
1968-1969 Boston Bruins
1970-1971 Boston Bruins
1971-1972 Boston Bruins
1972-1973 Boston Bruins
1973-1974 Boston Bruins
Ted Lindsay Award
Season Team
1970-1971 Boston Bruins
1972-1973 Boston Bruins
Lester Patrick Trophy
Season
1977-1978
Hart Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1968-1969 Boston Bruins
1973-1974 Boston Bruins
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1969-1970 Boston Bruins
1971-1972 Boston Bruins

Bio

Phil Esposito Bio

Phil Esposito was hockey's version of Willie Sutton, the prolific American bank robber. Asked why he robbed banks, Sutton said, "Because that's where the money is." Why did Phil Esposito park his hulking frame in front of the opponent's net? Because that's where his goals were scored.

A 6-foot-1, 215-pound, strong, gregarious man who seldom hid his emotions, Esposito was nearly unstoppable when he maneuvered in the slot. He'd find or fight for some free ice against the frustrated defenders trying to stop him, and figure out a way to get the puck on his stick. As soon as it was there, he sent it goalward.

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