|Born||February 20, 1942
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
|Hall of Fame, 1984|
Philip Anthony Esposito, OC (born February 20, 1942 ) 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.
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 | edit source]
- "Phil Esposito". The Canadian Encyclopedia. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/phil-esposito. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "Esposito, Phil - Honoured Player". Legendsofhockey.net. http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?mem=P198401#.USZ3fx2siSo. Retrieved 21 February 2013.