Phil Esposito

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)

Born: February 20, 1942 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Amateur Teams: St. Catharines Teepees
Relatives: Tony Esposito (brother)
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1984 (Full List)
As Coach: 2 Yrs, 24-21-0, 48 Pts (Full Record)

Other SR Links: Coaching at Hockey-Reference.com


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Jul 7, 2015 11:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1963-64 21 CBH NHL 27 3 2 5 2 3 0 0 0
1964-65 22 CBH NHL 70 23 32 55 44 17 5 1 9
1965-66 23 CBH NHL 69 27 26 53 49 20 7 0 6
1966-67 24 CBH NHL 69 21 40 61 40 18 2 1 3
1967-68 25 BOS NHL 74 35 49 84 19 21 25 9 1 3 30 19 0 284 12.3 AS-2,Byng-5
1968-69 26 BOS NHL 74 49 77 126 56 79 37 10 2 9 46 29 2 351 14.0 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1969-70 27 BOS NHL 76 43 56 99 28 50 24 18 1 5 30 25 1 405 10.6 AS-1,Hart-6
1970-71 28 BOS NHL 78 76 76 152 71 71 50 25 1 16 49 26 1 550 13.8 AS-1,Hart-2,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1971-72 29 BOS NHL 76 66 67 133 55 76 36 28 2 16 41 24 2 426 15.5 AS-1,Hart-3,Ross-1
1972-73 30 BOS NHL 78 55 75 130 16 87 31 19 5 11 50 24 1 411 13.4 AS-1,Hart-2,Ross-1
1973-74 31 BOS NHL 78 68 77 145 51 58 50 14 4 9 49 26 2 393 17.3 AS-1,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1974-75 32 BOS NHL 79 61 66 127 18 62 30 27 4 8 38 27 1 347 17.6 AS-2
1975-76 33 TOT NHL 74 35 48 83 -40 36 15 19 1 2 25 23 0 274 12.8
1975-76 33 BOS NHL 12 6 10 16 -1 8 3 3 0 0 4 6 0 57 10.5
1975-76 33 NYR NHL 62 29 38 67 -39 28 12 16 1 2 21 17 0 217 13.4
1976-77 34 NYR NHL 80 34 46 80 -28 52 19 15 0 4 28 17 1 344 9.9
1977-78 35 NYR NHL 79 38 43 81 -22 53 17 21 0 5 25 17 1 259 14.7
1978-79 36 NYR NHL 80 42 36 78 -1 37 28 14 0 7 24 12 0 215 19.5 AS-6,Hart-15
1979-80 37 NYR NHL 80 34 44 78 -13 73 21 13 0 5 29 15 0 245 13.9
1980-81 38 NYR NHL 41 7 13 20 -13 20 4 3 0 0 10 3 0 91 7.7
9 yrs BOS NHL 625 459 553 1012 313 512 286 153 20 77 337 206 10 3224 14.2
6 yrs NYR NHL 422 184 220 404 -116 263 101 82 1 23 137 81 2 1371 13.4
4 yrs CBH NHL 235 74 100 174 135 58 14 2 18
Career NHL 1282 717 873 1590 197 910 445 249 23 118 474 287 12 4595 14.0

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1963-64 21 CBH NHL 27 2 0.11 0.07 0.19 0.08 0.07 3 2 5 2 -0.4 0.5 0.0
1964-65 22 CBH NHL 70 22 0.33 0.46 0.79 0.31 0.63 25 36 61 23 4.4 1.3 5.6
1965-66 23 CBH NHL 69 22 0.39 0.38 0.77 0.32 0.71 28 27 55 23 4.0 1.2 5.2
1966-67 24 CBH NHL 69 22 0.30 0.58 0.88 0.33 0.58 22 43 65 24 4.4 1.3 5.7
1967-68 25 BOS NHL 74 33 0.47 0.66 1.14 0.44 0.28 3.84 38 54 92 35 113 37 69 12 19 8.2 1.3 9.4 AS-2,Byng-5
1968-69 26 BOS NHL 74 48 0.66 1.04 1.70 0.65 1.07 4.74 48 77 125 47 164 50 69 11 56 12.7 2.4 15.1 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1969-70 27 BOS NHL 76 39 0.57 0.74 1.30 0.51 0.66 5.33 43 58 101 39 157 80 69 20 28 9.9 1.5 11.5 AS-1,Hart-6
1970-71 28 BOS NHL 78 61 0.97 0.97 1.95 0.78 0.91 7.05 70 71 141 58 214 78 72 7 71 16.2 2.3 18.5 AS-1,Hart-2,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1971-72 29 BOS NHL 76 54 0.87 0.88 1.75 0.71 1.00 5.61 65 68 133 54 186 71 67 7 55 14.3 2.4 16.7 AS-1,Hart-3,Ross-1
1972-73 30 BOS NHL 78 50 0.71 0.96 1.67 0.64 1.12 5.27 51 70 121 47 174 67 117 26 16 11.8 1.2 13.0 AS-1,Hart-2,Ross-1
1973-74 31 BOS NHL 78 59 0.87 0.99 1.86 0.75 0.74 5.04 64 74 138 55 201 65 109 24 51 15.0 2.0 17.0 AS-1,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1974-75 32 BOS NHL 79 52 0.77 0.84 1.61 0.66 0.78 4.39 52 58 110 44 174 79 110 33 18 11.9 1.3 13.2 AS-2
1975-76 33 TOT NHL 74 32 0.47 0.65 1.12 0.44 0.49 3.70 30 42 72 28 116 55 120 19 -40 6.3 -0.1 6.2
1975-76 33 BOS NHL 12 6 0.50 0.83 1.33 0.51 0.67 4.75 5 9 14 5 20 10 16 5 -1 1.3 0.1 1.4
1975-76 33 NYR NHL 62 26 0.47 0.61 1.08 0.43 0.45 3.50 25 33 58 23 96 45 104 14 -39 5.0 -0.2 4.9
1976-77 34 NYR NHL 80 30 0.43 0.58 1.00 0.38 0.65 4.30 30 41 71 28 119 48 114 15 -28 5.8 0.3 6.1
1977-78 35 NYR NHL 79 33 0.48 0.54 1.03 0.42 0.67 3.28 34 39 73 29 117 56 98 15 -22 6.8 0.6 7.4
1978-79 36 NYR NHL 80 32 0.53 0.45 0.98 0.40 0.46 2.69 35 30 65 27 113 35 82 3 -1 6.0 0.8 6.7 AS-6,Hart-15
1979-80 37 NYR NHL 80 30 0.43 0.55 0.98 0.38 0.91 3.06 28 37 65 25 118 42 89 0 -13 5.3 0.7 6.0
1980-81 38 NYR NHL 41 7 0.17 0.32 0.49 0.18 0.49 2.22 5 10 15 5 47 13 54 7 -13 0.2 0.1 0.4
9 yrs BOS NHL 625 401 0.73 0.88 1.62 0.64 0.82 5.16 436 539 975 385 1403 537 698 145 313 101.3 14.5 115.8
6 yrs NYR NHL 422 160 0.44 0.52 0.96 0.38 0.62 3.25 157 190 347 137 610 239 541 54 -116 29.3 2.2 31.5
4 yrs CBH NHL 235 68 0.31 0.43 0.74 0.29 0.57 78 108 186 72 12.3 4.2 16.6
Career NHL 1282 630 0.56 0.68 1.24 0.49 0.71 4.39 671 837 1508 594 2013 776 1239 199 197 142.9 20.9 163.8

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1963-64 21 CBH NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1964-65 22 CBH NHL 13 3 3 6 15
1965-66 23 CBH NHL 6 1 1 2 2
1966-67 24 CBH NHL 6 0 0 0 7
1967-68 25 BOS NHL 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
1968-69 26 BOS NHL 10 8 10 18 8 3 5 0 2
1969-70 27 BOS NHL SC 14 13 14 27 16 9 4 0 2
1970-71 28 BOS NHL 7 3 7 10 6 1 2 0 0
1971-72 29 BOS NHL SC 15 9 15 24 24 7 2 0 3
1972-73 30 BOS NHL 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
1973-74 31 BOS NHL 16 9 5 14 25 5 4 0 2
1974-75 32 BOS NHL 3 4 1 5 0 3 1 0 0
1977-78 35 NYR NHL 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0
1978-79 36 NYR NHL 18 8 12 20 20 6 2 0 2
1979-80 37 NYR NHL 9 3 3 6 8 2 1 0 1
Career NHL 2 130 61 76 137 138 36 21 0 12

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1979-04-12 LAK NYR 2-1 LAK 1 6:11

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1960-61 18 Sarnia Legionnaires ON-Jr.B 32 47 61 108
1961-62 19 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 49 32 39 71 54
1961-62 19 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds EPHL 6 0 3 3 2
1962-63 20 St. Louis Braves EPHL 71 36 54 90 51
1963-64 21 St. Louis Braves CPHL 43 26 54 80 65
1972-73 30 Canada Summit-72 8 7 6 13 15
1976-77 34 Canada Can-Cup 7 4 3 7 0
1976-77 34 Canada WEC-A 10 7 3 10 14
Career 1 Season Can-Cup 7 4 3 7 0
Career 1 Season CPHL 43 26 54 80 65
Career 2 Seasons EPHL 77 36 57 93 53
Career 1 Season OHA-Jr. 49 32 39 71 54
Career 1 Season ON-Jr.B 32 47 61 108
Career 1 Season Summit-72 8 7 6 13 15
Career 1 Season WEC-A 10 7 3 10 14

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1961-62 19 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 6 1 4 5 9
Career 1 Season OHA-Jr. 6 1 4 5 9

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 18 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Phil Esposito 18.5 17.0 16.7 15.1 13.2 13.0 11.5 9.4 7.4 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.2 0.4 0.0
Howie Morenz 87.0 15.9 10.6 10.5 10.5 9.8 8.9 8.2 7.1 5.0 3.7 3.6 2.7 2.2 2.0
Mario Lemieux 86.2 19.6 17.4 16.8 16.2 14.5 12.4 10.9 10.6 9.9 9.5 9.4 7.4 4.4 3.8 3.1 1.2 0.7
Teemu Selanne 84.3 14.3 13.7 13.4 13.3 13.0 11.4 10.9 10.0 9.3 8.2 7.0 6.6 6.3 5.9 5.1 4.6 3.3 3.2
Nels Stewart 84.1 11.8 11.2 10.9 10.1 8.2 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.5 4.9 3.8 3.5 0.8
Jaromir Jagr 84.1 16.0 15.5 14.6 14.1 12.6 12.2 12.0 11.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 8.7 8.3 8.1 8.0 6.1 6.0 4.0
Gordie Howe 82.2 15.5 13.1 12.1 11.8 11.6 11.3 9.5 9.2 8.8 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.5 7.4 6.7 4.4 4.2 0.8
Guy Lafleur 82.2 15.8 15.7 13.8 13.4 12.9 12.8 7.1 6.4 6.3 5.6 5.1 4.9 4.7 2.7 2.1 1.4 0.0
Marcel Dionne 78.3 13.6 13.3 12.8 12.8 11.0 10.2 9.7 8.8 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 4.9 1.0
Steve Yzerman 77.9 14.4 13.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 8.7 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.4 3.4 2.1
Brett Hull 76.3 15.4 11.9 11.8 10.9 10.3 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 8.0 7.8 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.5 0.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Phil Esposito 18.5 17.0 16.7 15.1 13.2 13.0 11.5 9.4 7.4 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.2 0.4 0.0
Howie Morenz 87.0 15.9 10.6 10.5 10.5 9.8 8.9 8.2 7.1 5.0 3.7 3.6 2.7 2.2 2.0
Mario Lemieux 86.2 19.6 17.4 16.8 16.2 14.5 12.4 10.9 10.6 9.9 9.5 9.4 7.4 4.4 3.8 3.1 1.2 0.7
Nels Stewart 84.1 11.8 11.2 10.9 10.1 8.2 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.5 4.9 3.8 3.5 0.8
Jaromir Jagr 84.1 16.0 15.5 14.6 14.1 12.6 12.2 12.0 11.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 8.7 8.7 8.3 8.1 8.0 6.1 6.0 5.0 4.1 4.0
Teemu Selanne 83.3 14.3 13.7 13.4 13.3 13.0 11.4 10.9 10.0 9.3 8.2 8.0 7.0 6.6 6.3 5.9 5.1 4.6 3.3 3.2 2.5 2.3
Guy Lafleur 82.2 15.8 15.7 13.8 13.4 12.9 12.8 7.1 6.4 6.3 5.6 5.1 4.9 4.7 2.7 2.1 1.4 0.0
Marcel Dionne 78.3 13.6 13.3 12.8 12.8 11.0 10.2 9.7 8.8 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 4.9 1.0
Gordie Howe 77.8 15.5 13.1 12.5 12.1 11.8 11.6 11.3 9.6 9.5 9.2 8.8 8.7 8.4 8.2 8.1 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.1 6.7 5.8 4.9 4.4 4.2 2.1 0.8
Steve Yzerman 76.9 14.4 13.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 8.7 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.1 3.6 3.4 2.1 0.8
Brett Hull 76.3 15.4 11.9 11.8 10.9 10.3 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 8.0 7.8 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.5 0.0 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

May 15, 1967: Traded to Boston by Chicago with Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield for Pit Martin, Jack Norris, and Gilles Marotte, May 15, 1967.

November 7, 1975: Traded to NY Rangers by Boston with Carol Vadnais for Brad Park, Jean Ratelle and Joe Zanussi, November 7, 1975.

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