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Old 07-30-2006, 06:10 PM   #119
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C Phil Esposito 1963-1981 Blackhawks/Bruins/Rangers



Height: 6' 1'' Weight: 205
Born: 2/20/1942, in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
  • Greatest scorer of his day. He became the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season with 126 in the 1969 season.

  • Utterly destroyed the single season goal mark with 76 in 1971.

  • Also set the single season point mark in 1971 with 151.

  • Won the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP in 1969 and 1974.

  • Won the Art Ross Trophy in 1969 and 1971-1974 as the top regular season scorer.

  • Named to the NHL's First All-Star team six consecutive times (from 1969 to 1974).

  • Fifth on the all-time goals scored list with 717.

  • Eighth all-time in points with 1590.

  • Esposito and fellow superstar Bobby Orr led the Bruins to Stanley Cup victories in 1970 and 1972.

  • In Boston, Esposito's play in front of the net inspired the bumper sticker: "Jesus saves, Espo scores on the rebound."

  • His emotional speech on Canadian television immediately following Team Canada's loss to the Soviet Union in game four of the 1972 Summit Series fired up the national team and inspired them to come back and win the series.



Code:
Year Age Team   GP G A PTS PIM 
1963-64 21 CHI NHL 27 3 2 5 2 
1964-65 22 CHI NHL 70 23 32 55 44 
1965-66 23 CHI NHL 69 27 26 53 49 
1966-67 24 CHI NHL 69 21 40 61 40 
1967-68 25 BOS NHL 74 35 49 84 21 
1968-69 26 BOS NHL 74 49 77 126 79 
1969-70 27 BOS NHL 76 43 56 99 50 
1970-71 28 BOS NHL 78 76 76 152 71 
1971-72 29 BOS NHL 76 66 67 133 76 
1972-73 30 BOS NHL 78 55 75 130 87 
1973-74 31 BOS NHL 78 68 77 145 58 
1974-75 32 BOS NHL 79 61 66 127 62 
1975-76 33 BOS NHL 12 6 10 16 8 
1975-76 33 NYR NHL 62 29 38 67 28 
1976-77 34 NYR NHL 80 34 46 80 52 
1977-78 35 NYR NHL 79 38 43 81 53 
1978-79 36 NYR NHL 80 42 36 78 37 
1979-80 37 NYR NHL 80 34 44 78 73 
1980-81 38 NYR NHL 41 7 13 20 20 
Totals     1282 717 873 1590 910

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