It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we discuss the life of Tony Esposito. The Chicago Blackhawks announced that one of the all-time great players in Tony has passed away after a short fight with cancer. He was 78 years old. Not only was he one of the great goalies of his time, but he was also one of the great human beings of his time. Rock Wirtz, the owner of the Blackhawks, reflected on that in his statement following Esposito’s death.
The Blackhawks have a lot of great players in its franchise’s history and Esposito is right there. His number 35 has been retired by the Blackhawks for a long time now. You can see it flying at the United Center any time you go there.