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Esposito, Phil
Boston Bruins
1968-69

PHIL ESPOSITO began his NHL career as a Black Hawk, and distinguished himself as a solid centre, scoring better than twenty goals in each of his three seasons in Chicago. But it took a multi-player deal with Boston to signal the arrival of one of the most dominant goal scorers in NHL history. ESPOSITO, along with Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield were sent to the Bruins in return for Pit Martin, Gilles Marotte and Jack Norris. In his first year in black and gold, PHIL scored 35 goals, but really hit his stride during the 1968-69 season, scoring 49 goals and 77 assists for 126 points. That total eclipsed runner-up Bobby Hull, ESPOSITO's former linemate in Chicago, by 19 points, but more importantly, marked the first time in NHL history that anyone had cracked the 100-point total. PHIL would earn more than 100 points six times during his illustrious career. In addition to his first ART ROSS TROPHY as leading scorer, ESPOSITO was selected as centre on the NHL's First All-Star Team and won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player.



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