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Phil Esposito

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Philip Anthony Esposito ( ESP-ə-ZEE-toh, Italian: [eˈspɔːzito]; born February 20, 1942) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, coach and executive, and current broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Lightning. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers, winning two Stanley Cups with Boston. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time, and is the older brother of fellow Hall-of-Famer Tony Esposito, a goaltender. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phil Esposito has received more than 1,084,155 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Phil Esposito is the 8th most popular hockey player, the 175th most popular biography from Canada (up from 197th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Phil Esposito ranks 8 out of 364Before him are Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Viktor Tikhonov, Vladislav Tretiak, Valeri Kharlamov, and Jaromír Jágr. After him are Jiří Holeček, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Viacheslav Fetisov, Mario Lemieux, and Sergei Makarov.

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Among people born in 1942, Phil Esposito ranks 266Before him are Anatoly Berezovoy, Rinus Israël, Radu Vasile, Ichirō Ozawa, Michael Hui, and Sjoukje Dijkstra. After him are Janko Prunk, Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Rajesh Khanna, Susana Vieira, Taj Mahal, and Federico Lombardi.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Phil Esposito ranks 175 out of 1,350Before him are Roger Spottiswoode (1945), Hayden Christensen (1981), Walter Pidgeon (1897), Jason Priestley (1969), Tommy Chong (1938), and Jean-Marc Vallée (1963). After him are William H. McNeill (1917), Hubert Reeves (1932), Alan Thicke (1947), Maynard Ferguson (1928), Ted Kotcheff (1931), and Emily Carr (1871).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Phil Esposito ranks 4Before him are Wayne Gretzky (1961), Maurice Richard (1921), and Gordie Howe (1928). After him are Bobby Hull (1939), Mario Lemieux (1965), Henri Richard (1936), Guy Lafleur (1951), Georges Vézina (1887), Bobby Orr (1948), Marcel Dionne (1951), and Howie Morenz (1902).