Hockey Hall of Fame Tony Esposito – One of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time – died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer…NHL officials confirmed.
“The hockey world will miss him greatly,” the NHL commissioner Betman’s running He said in a statement. The NHL family extends its deepest condolences to his wife, Marilyn, and sons Mark [Kim] and Jason, and their grandchildren Lauren and Camryn.”
Esposito joined the Chicago Blackhawks in 1969 and went on to play the title role for 15 years – winning the Vesina Cup three times.
Esposito – his brother, Phil EspositoHe was also a massive star in the NHL – a five-time All-Star… and finished his career with 418-302 goals and 2.93 against average.
He was eventually inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988.
“It’s a sad day for the Blackhawks and all hockey,” said the Black Hawks, who has already retired with Esposito’s No. 35 jersey. “But, with his wonderful family, let’s celebrate a life well lived.”
“Tony Esposito’s banner will be a part of United Center forever, as will his legacy as a superstar, on and off the ice.”