Tony Esposito

American ice hockey goaltender (1943-2021)

Anthony James "Tony O" Esposito (April 23, 1943 – August 10, 2021) was a professional ice hockey goaltender, who played in the National Hockey League, most notably for the Chicago Black Hawks. He was considered one of the pioneers of the now popular butterfly style. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Tony Esposito
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1988
Esposito with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1973
Born (1943-04-23)April 23, 1943
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Died August 10, 2021(2021-08-10) (aged 78)
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Black Hawks
National team  Canada and
 United States
Playing career 1967–1984

Esposito died on August 10, 2021 at the age of 78, from pancreatic cancer.[1]

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  1. "Blackhawks legend Esposito passes away at 78". TSN. August 10, 2021.

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