It’s almost impossible to imagine the impact Tony Esposito would have made in the hobby if he played today. Esposito, who passed away at the age of 78 in August as a result of pancreatic cancer, put together one of the greatest seasons of any rookie in NHL history, right alongside those of Teemu Selanne (1992-93), Terry Sawchuk (1950-51), and Mike Bossy (1977-78). Getty Images Plucked by the Chicago Black Hawks from the roster of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1969 intraleague draft, Esposito beat out Dennis DeJordy for the starting job in training camp and proceeded to dominate the…

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