Phil Esposito appeared in the feature film "Mystery, Alaska" as himself.
When Boston won the Cup in 1970, Phil was so stunned when Bobby Orr scored the game winning goal, that he stumbled and fell on the bench before reaching the celebration.
Played for Sault Ste. Marie of the EPHL.
Played for St. Catharines of the OHA.
Weight: 205 lbs.
In 1963-64 Phil played for the St. Louis Braves of the EPHL.
Esposito's son-in-law is former NHL'er Alexander Selivanov.
His #7 jersey was retired by the Boston Bruins in an emotional ceremony where the current wearer, superstar defensemen Ray Bourque, surrendered the number in Esposito's honor.
Phil wore #7.
Esposito was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984.
Serving as the team's president and general manager until 1998, he now remains the team's radio color commentator, and also co-hosts a daily call-in show on XM Satellite Radio's Home Ice channel.
He moved on to found the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning -- where his reputation and force of personality was widely credited with winning the expansion bid for Tampa Bay -- in 1992.
He served as general manager and coach for the Rangers for three years in the mid 1980s, where he earned the nickname "Trader Phil" for the numerous transactions he made while holding that office.
He retired in 1981, then only second to Gordie Howe in career goals and total points, and subsequently becoming a broadcaster.
Captain of the New York Rangers from 1975-1978.
In the 1976 season, he and teammate Carol Vadnais were traded to the New York Rangers for Brad Park and Jean Ratelle.
He also played for Team Canada in the Challenge Cup in 1976 and in the 1977 World Championships.
After his performance in the Summit Series, where he was the inspirational captain for Team Canada and its leading scorer in the series, he won the 1972 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's outstanding male athlete of the year and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Esposito also set the single season point scoring record in 1971 with 152, a mark likewise now held by Gretzky.
Esposito shattered the record for most goals scored in a season when he finished up with 76. This record stood until February 1982 when Wayne Gretzky scored his 77th goal against the Buffalo Sabres.
Esposito and fellow superstar Bobby Orr led the Bruins to Stanley Cup victories in 1970 and 1972, and first place finishes in the league in 1971, 1972, and 1974.
Esposito blossomed into the greatest scorer of his day, where he became the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season with 126 in the 1969 season.
In 1967, he was dealt to the Boston Bruins in a blockbuster trade along with Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield.
Phil is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Esposito's younger brother Tony was a great goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks and is likewise a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
He had thirteen consecutive 30+ goal seasons, second most in history.
Still holds the record for shots on goal in a single season with 550 in 1971 (over a hundred more than the second highest total).
Among the all-time NHL leaders, is currently fifth in goal scoring, eighteenth in assists, and eighth in point scoring.
Retired as the second leading all time NHL goal and point scorer, and third in assists.
Played in 10 NHL All-Star Games in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, & 1980.
Won the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1978.
Won the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1971 & 1974.
Won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1969 & 1974.
Won the Art Ross Memorial Trophy in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974.
NHL Second Team All-Star (1968, 1975)
NHL First Team All-Star (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974.