Phil Esposito

(1942– )

Phil Esposito


Esposito was one of the North American ice-hockey players who went to Moscow to play the Soviet team in the early 1970s. Assigned to a hotel room, they suspected that it might be bugged. Esposito recalls, “We searched the room for microphones. In the center of the room, we found a funny-looking, round piece of metal imbedded in the floor, under the rug. We figured we had found the bug. We dug it out of the floor. And we heard a crash beneath us. We had released the anchor to the chandelier in the ceiling below.”

Biographical Note: 

Canadian-born ice-hockey player. He was a high-scoring star of the National Hockey League in the United States and Canada for eighteen years until his retirement (1980).

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