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Phil Esposito


1942 Born February 20 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
1961 Turns pro as a hockey player
1963 Is called up by the Chicago Blackhawks
1963-67 Plays with the Chicago Blackhawks
1967 Traded to Boston Bruins
1969 First player to score more than 100 points in a season
1970 Wins Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins
1972 Wins Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins; plays for Team Canada in the Summit Series
1975 Traded to New York Rangers on November 7
1981 Retires as a player in mid-season, becomes coach (January)
1984 Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame
1986 Named general manager of the New York Rangers
1989 Fired as general manager of Rangers in May
1990 Part of team that gets expansion franchise Tampa Bay Lightning admitted to NHL for 1992-93 season
1992 Is general manager and president when Tampa Bay joins the NHL
1998 Fired as general manager of Tampa Bay Lightening
1998-99 Works as analyst for Fox Sports
2000 Buys (with partners) the Cincinnati Cyclones, a minor league hockey team

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