December 22nd, 1974: Boston Bruins, Phil Esposito, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals.
Philip Anthony Esposito (born February 20, 1942) is a Canadian broadcaster, and former professional ice hockey executive, coach and player. 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. 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.
After retiring as a player, Esposito served as head coach and general manager of the New York Rangers before co-founding the Tampa Bay Lightning. He now serves as Tampa Bay’s radio colour commentator. In 2017, Esposito was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.