Tony Esposito wasn’t a big deal when he arrived in Chicago in June 1969. By the following year, everyone knew his name. That season, he recorded 15 shutouts in 63 games played, had a 38-17-8 record, won the Calder Trophy and the Vezina Trophy. Esposito would go on to register 74 shutouts for his career, with a 423-306-151 record. He was part of a Montreal Canadiens team who won the Stanley Cup in 1969, but played in only 13 games that season with a 5-4-4 record. He would later compete in the Stanley Cup finals twice with the Blackhawks, but lost both.
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