Tony Esposito


Tony Esposito was reluctant Summit Series hero for Canada 50 years ago

It was first out of deep loyalty to his older brother, then a sense of national pride, that the late Tony Esposito signed on to be a part of Team Canada for the historic 1972 Summit Series. Never was it his enthusiasm for the competitive challenge of suiting up with...
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Small Saves: Tony Esposito

Much going on this week! Issue 3 of Vintage Tendy Magazine has just been published! Such an outstanding magazine. From Don Cherry’s story on Grant Fuhr, to outstanding articles such as the one featuring “Slap Shot’s” Chiefs goalie, Denis Lemieux, played by Yvon Barrette, this issue is a must-have!
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BLOG: Blackhawks to Honor Tony Esposito with Jersey Patch, Logo in Ice

The Blackhawks and the hockey community lost an icon this past offseason with the passing of Hall of Fame netminder Tony Esposito on August 10. All season long, beginning with tonight's preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings, the team will honor the franchise legend with a '35' patch on both their home and away jerseys, as well as a '35' logo in the ice behind each net at the United Center.

Blackhawks At The Bat, New Lawsuit Developments, Honoring Tony Esposito, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

Literally any minute now, the Chicago Blackhawks should be releasing their prospect tournament and training camp rosters. Like, any minute. The first preseason game of the year is in 17 days on September 29th against the Detroit Red Wings, and the regular season starts in 31 days on October 13th against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. If you’ve been like me, stalking players’ Instagram accounts, you’d have seen plenty of posts with players spending time in Chicago ahead of camp starting and one of the biggest things for the guys in town to do, besides golf, is going to Cubs and White Sox games.
Daily Herald

Denis Savard on Tony Esposito: 'A great man'

The past two years haven't been easy on Denis Savard. The former Blackhawks great sadly lost his mother-in-law to COVID-19, and also watched his brother lose his mother-in-law. Just recently, former teammate and buddy Troy Murray was diagnosed with cancer. And then, on Aug. 10, Savard learned Hawks goalie Tony...

Remembering NHL And Michigan Tech Great Tony Esposito

Earlier this month, the hockey world lost legendary goalie Tony Esposito to pancreatic cancer. He was 78. Esposito, aka Tony O, is known to most of the hockey world as the NHL legend for the Chicago Blackhawks, but Michigan Tech fans knew of his greatness long before Esposito arrived in the Windy City.
Boston Globe

Hall of Fame goaltender Tony Esposito left a lasting legacy

For those not familiar with Tony Esposito, here are the basics: star netminder for Chicago from 1969 to 1984. Three-time Vezina winner. No-doubt Hall of Famer (1988). Still holds the record for shutouts in a season: 15, in a 63-start rookie season of 1969-70. Tony O. Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita,...

Blackhawks Hall of Fame goaltender Tony Esposito dies at 78

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Esposito made an immediate mark on the Chicago Blackhawks and a lasting impression on the NHL. Esposito, the pioneering Hall of Famer who spent almost his entire 16-year career with the Blackhawks, died following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, the team announced Tuesday. He was 78.

Blackhawks Icon Tony Esposito Dies

CHICAGO (CBS) — Blackhawks icon Tony Esposito died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the team announced. Esposito was a goaltender for the Blackhawks from 1969 until 1984. “Tony was one of the most important and popular figures in the history of the franchise as we near its 100th anniversary,” Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz said in a statement. “Four generations of our family—my grandfather Arthur, my father Bill, my son Danny and I—were blessed by his work ethic as a Hall of Fame goalie, but more importantly, by his mere presence and spirit. As Wirtz noted, the Blackhawks drafted Esposito from the...

Hall of Famer Tony Esposito passes away at 78

The hockey world is in mourning again today, as it says goodbye to one of its own. Tony Esposito has passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The Chicago Blackhawks announced the news with a long letter to the Esposito family from team chairman Rocky Wirtz.