Phil Esposito

Canadian ice hockey player

Philip Anthony Esposito, OC[1] (born February 20, 1942[2] ) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. He is an Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. It is said he is one of the best players in the National Hockey League. Phil is the older brother of Tony Esposito. Tony is a goaltender and he is also a Hall-of-Famer.

Phil Esposito
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1984
Born (1942-02-20) February 20, 1942 (age 81)
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Boston Bruins
Chicago Black Hawks
National team  Canada
Playing career 1963–1981

After retiring as a player, Esposito was head coach and general manager for the New York Rangers. Then he started the Tampa Bay Lightning. He worked for the NHL on Fox from 1995 to 1998. He is now Tampa Bay's radio announcer.

References change

  1. "Phil Esposito". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Esposito, Phil - Honoured Player". Retrieved 21 February 2013.