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Phil Esposito

Phil Esposito (born February 20, 1942) was one of the best professional ice hockey players of the 1960s and 1970s. A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he had the most successful years of his career with the Boston Bruins in the early 1970s.

Originally a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, he was traded to the Boston Bruins where he became the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season with 126 in the 1968-1969 season. Esposito was named to the All-NHL 1st team six consecutive times (from 1969 to 1974), and was named league MVP in 1969 and 1974. His Boston fans printed and displayed bumper stickers during his best years to celebrate his scoring: they read, "Jesus saves. Espo scores on the rebound."

Since his retirement, he has served in administrative positions for several teams in the National Hockey League, and was the President and General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning for several years during the 1990s. He is brother to another hockey great, Tony Esposito. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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