Esposito to help commemorate '72 Summit Series


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Phil Esposito is heading to Moscow to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Summit Series between the Soviet Union and Canada.

Esposito, among a group of players from Team Canada making the trip, said Saturday night "he is getting excited" about the event next weekend that will include activities in Moscow's Red Square.

Esposito added there will also be an event commemorating the classic hockey matchup this September in Canada.

The 1972 series, won by Canada 4-3-1, marked the first time Soviet and Canadian NHL players faced each other.

Esposito, the founder of the Tampa Bay Lightning, is currently a team radio analyst and vice president of corporate relations.