Phil Esposito vs Tony Esposito Legendary Family Battle Dual Signed 8×10 Hockey Photo
This hand-signed 8X10 photo has been personally autographed by Phil Esposito and Tony Esposito. To protect your investment, a Certificate Of Authenticity and a tamper evident holofoil from Slap Shot Signatures is included.
Learn more about Phil Esposito:
Phil Esposito, considered the greatest scorer of his time, spent 18 seasons in the NHL playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Midway through the 1964 season, Phil Esposito joined the Blackhawks and quickly established himself as a leading goal scorer, playing centre for Bobby Hull.
Eposito was traded to the Boston Bruins where he became the first player to reach 100 points in a season. He led the league in goal for 6 straight seasons from 1969-70-1974/75. He won the Art Ross Trophy as the top scorer in the regular in 1969 and 1971-74. Phil Esposito was named to the first NHL All-Star team and he won the Hart Trophy for league MVP in 1969 & 1974. Phil Esposito along with superstar teammate Bobby Orr led the Boston Bruins to two Stanley Cup Championships in 1971-1972.
Phil Esposito was traded to the New York Rangers where he remained and effective goal scorer leading the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in 1979. He retired in 1981, finishing second in career goals and total points behind Gordie Howe.
Following his retirement, Phil Esposito served as General Manager and Coach for the New York Rangers. He won the expansion bid for Tampa Bay and founded the Lightning in 1992, serving as team president and GM until 1998.
Esposito was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984. Three years later his number #7 was retired by the Boston Bruins in an emotional ceremony where current #7 Ray Bourque pulled off his jersey and surrendered the number to Mr. Esposito.
Learn More About Tony Esposito:
Tony Esposito was a goaltender that was active from 1967-1984. He began his pro career with the Western Hockey League in 1967-68 playing for the Vancouver Canucks and then joined the Central Hockey League the following season playing for the Houston Apollos. He joined the NHL in 1968 playing for the Montreal Canadiens. At the time, Montreal had many goaltenders and Esposito was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks where he quickly rose to fame.
The 1969-70 season with the Blackhawks was Tony Esposito’s first full season in the NHL. He set an NHL record with 15 shutouts and posted a 2.17 GAA, winning the Calder Trophy as the league’s Rookie of the Year. He was nicknamed Tony “O” for his shutout abilities. The following season he posted his lowest GAA of his career with 1.77 and shared the Vezina trophy for best goaltender. He would go on to win 2 more Vezina Trophies.
Tony Esposito was named to the 1972 Team Canada Summit Series where he would be the first goalie to post a win against the Soviets. Esposito had the highest save percentage of Canada’s 3 goalies and lowest GAA. He represented Canada in the 1977 Ice Hockey World Championship. In 1981, Tony Esposito became a naturalized American citizen and would join Team USA in the Canada Cup.
Tony Esposito retired from the NHL in 1985 and was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame 1988. His number “35” was retired by the Chicago Blackhawks
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