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Esposito was named to the All-NHL 1st team six consecutive times (from 1969 to 1974), and was named league MVP in 1969 and 1974. His Boston fans printed and displayed bumper stickers during his best years to celebrate his scoring: they read, "Jesus saves. Espo scores on the rebound."
During the 1970-71 season, Esposito broke the record for most goals scored in a season when he finished up with 76. This record stood until February 1982 when Wayne Gretzky scored his 77th, 78th and 79th goal against the Buffalo Sabres. Esposito was on hand to present the game puck to Gretzky.
Since his retirement, he has served in administrative positions for several teams in the National Hockey League; he was the President and General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning for several years during the 1990s. He is brother to another hockey great, Tony Esposito. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
- Scored 717 goals and 873 assists for 1590 points
- Voted NHL First Team All-Star from 1969 to 1974
- Voted NHL Second Team All-Star in 1968 and 1975
- Won the Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the league's leading scorer in 1969, 197, and 1974
- Awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player in 1969 and 1974
- Given the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1971 and 1974
- Awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1978
- Participated in 10 NHL All-Star contests
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