Tony Esposito # 35 Chicago Black Hawks, wearing the Red Jersey in action shot
Signed 8″ x 10″ .
Comes with Certificate Of Authenticity [COA] and individually numbered tamper proof hologram.
He was one of the pioneers of the butterfly style, a technique of goaltending distinguished by the guarding the lower part of the net by dropping to the knees to block attempts to score. The butterfly style derives its name from the resemblance of the spread goal pads and hands to a butterfly’s wings.
Tony broke into the NHL playing 13 games for the Montreal Canadiens in 1968-69. Traded to Chicago the following season, played 15 years for Black Hawks.
Nicknamed “Tony O” for his shut-out hockey!
Born Apr 23 1943 — Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Tony Esposito retired in 1985 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988 and saw his #35 retired by the Black Hawks later that same year.
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Video – Tony Esposito Special Tribute Video. Special video made to honour Tony Esposito and played on the scoreboard video screens prior to the Chicago Black Hawks game on March 19, 2008. This piece was played in place of the typical pre-game video that honors scores of different players. It uses the same musical score, uses the same animation and was only played once. It is nearly identical to another video I’ve posted, except this version has the calls of the great Lloyd Pettit at the beginning. The team welcomed back their great Hall of Fame goaltender after the previous owner had neglected the relationships for decades.