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Remembering Tony Esposito- Blackhawks Legend

Published May 1, 2023 at 11:25 PM
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Tony Esposito- The Chicago Blackhawks #1 goaltender EVER.

Esposito had a astonishing career, posting up a Chicago record of 873 games with the franchise. As well as leading the Blackhawks all time number of wins with 418, and 74 shutouts in the process.

Tony was a rare goaltending breed, a right handed catch. Being one of eight goaltenders that are right handed catch to win the Vezina trophy (best goaltender).

In his rookie season (1968-69), Esposito joined the Canadiens, immediately making a solid backbone impact. Backing up Rogie Vachon and Gump Worsley, the perfect trio leading to a Stanley Cup for the Canadiens.


After spending his first season with the Canadiens, he would go on to spend 15 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Unfortunately, not being able to get a Stanley Cup ring with Chicago, he was instrumental to leading the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Final in 1971, as well as 1973- Ironically against his former team, the Montreal Canadiens.

Tony was a lot more then «Phil Esposito's younger brother».

Tony Esposito was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the United States and about 7% of all cancer deaths.

The Blackhawks identified his battle with Pancreatic cancer as «brief»

AUG 2021- Tony lost his battle..

May Tony Esposito Rest In Peace, and know he is in our hearts.

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