It was proposed to Esposito that he merge his bid with the Compuware Group, which he refused. During that series, his scolding of Canadian fans, who booed the national team after a 5—3 loss to the Soviet Union in Game Four, was credited with firing up his teammates:  "If the Russian fans boo their players in Moscow like you people are booing us, I'll come back and apologize personally to every one of you, but I really don't think that will happen. The highlight of his years in New York was leading the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in where, at 37 years of age, he finished third in post-season scoring. He was the youngest player in NHL history to score points 36 years, 27 days until he was surpassed by Marcel Dionne 33 years, days. Esposito and fellow superstar Bobby Orr led the Bruins to Stanley Cup victories in and , and first-place finishes in the League in , and After a good but not overly extraordinary four seasons debut with the Hawks in , where he centered Bobby Hull , Esposito was dealt to the Bruins in a blockbuster trade in along with Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield for Pit Martin , Jack Norris , and Gilles Marotte on May 15 Esposito was "visibly moved" when Bourque showed the Boston Garden crowd his new number, which he used for the rest of his career. The season also saw Esposito shatter the single season mark for shots on goal, tallying Esposito retired in , behind only Gordie Howe in career goals and total points, and third in assists to Howe and Stan Mikita.
It was a scoring pace of 3. Boston Bruins[ edit ] Esposito in During —71Esposito shattered the record for most goals in a season, finishing with He would fall a single point shy inthen reached triple digits again the next five years running.
While Hodge and Stanfield rose to become stars in Boston, Esposito blossomed into the greatest scorer of his day.
His Boston fans, celebrating his scoring touch during his heydey, displayed bumper stickers that read, "Jesus saves, Espo scores on the rebound. February 20 in Sault Ste.
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He was the youngest player in NHL history to score points 37 years, days until he was surpassed by Marcel Dionne 33 years, days. Along with his brother Tony Esposito. Esposito was "visibly moved" when Bourque showed the Boston Garden crowd his new number, which he used for the rest of his career. In , he became the first NHL player to score points in a season, far eclipsing the "century" mark with a record He also scored the first goal of the series and he scored or assisted four times in the deciding game. Esposito was on hand to present the game puck to Gretzky. He was the youngest player in NHL history to score points 34 years, days until he was surpassed by Marcel Dionne 32 years, 83 days. Honours[ edit ] Esposito was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in In just 32 games with the Legionnaires, he scored 47 goals and 61 assists, for points. He also shattered the record for the most goals scored in a season with 76 in The season also saw Esposito shatter the single season mark for shots on goal, tallying
Along with his brother Tony Esposito. They're a good hockey team, and we don't know what we could do better, but I promise we will figure it out. New York Rangers[ edit ] In —76Esposito was traded because he did not want to relinquish his playing time, even with his age. We gave it and are doing our best.
Esposito also ranks second in all-time Bruin playoff goals with 46 trailing only Cam Neely's
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