Tony Esposito
One of the top Goalies of the 1970’s, Tony Esposito played the majority (all but thirteen games) of his career with the Chicago Blackhawks. He won the Calder Trophy in 1970, which was also the same year he won his first of three Vezinas. Chicago was a good team in the early 70’s, but declined as the decade progressed. Esposito was still a good goalie (though he his numbers were lower in the second half of the 70’s than the first), but he did not have the help out front like he used to. In 1980, Tony Esposito had his best season in years and was named to his third First Team All Star squad. He would join his brother Phil into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.

The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Elected In:


Played for:
Montreal Canadians
Chicago Blackhawks
Team Canada (1972 Summit Series)
Team U.S.A. (1981 Canada Cup)

Major Accolades and Awards:
Vezina Trophy (3) (1970, 1972 & 1974)
Calder Trophy (1970)
First Team All Star (3) (1970. 1972 & 1980)
Second Team All Star (2) (1973 & 1974)
All Star Games (6) (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1980)
Most Wins (1970 & 1971)
Lowest Goals Against Average (1) (1972)
Most Shutouts (3) (1970, 1972 & 1980)
Stanley Cup Rings (None)

Should Tony Esposito be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 50%
I am fine with this induction. - 50%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%

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