Tony Esposito began his career with a very brief stint for the Montreal Canadiens, but he made his mark in the NHL as a goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks. In his first full season in net for the Blackhawks, Esposito would lead the league in wins with 38 and shutouts with 15, in 1969-70. How would he follow that season up? Well, he'd lead the league in wins again in 1970-71 with 35.
In 15 seasons with Chicago, and a very brief single season stint with the Habs, Esposito would accomplish the following playing behind the goalie mask.
- 423 career wins
- 2.92 regular season GAA
- 76 shutouts
- Calder Memorial Trophy winner for 1969-70
- 3-time Vezina Trophy winner (1969-70, 1971-72 and 1973-74)
- 1988 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee
Did you know........Tony Esposito played collegiate hockey for Michigan Tech?
Number 35 in Other Sports
MLB Number 35
NFL Number 35