Lightning's Esposito, Yzerman get own stamps in Canada

Published Sept. 24, 2016

TORONTO — Lightning founder Phil Esposito and general manager Steve Yzerman are among six Canadian hockey greats who are being immortalized on Canada Post stamps.

Canada Post unveiled the fourth issue in its five-year NHL stamp series at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Friday. Besides Hall of Fame players Esposito and Yzerman, this issue also includes Hall of Famers Guy Lafleur, Darryl Sittler and Mark Messier, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby. Crosby has won two Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh, scored the gold-medal-winning goal for Canada at the 2010 Olympics, and captained Canada to gold at the 2014 Games and the 2015 World Championship.

"This talented group of star forwards has contributed to our national story beyond the goals they've scored and the trophies they've won," Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra said. "They are heroes for what they stand for. They are men of honor and character, and represent the best of who we are as Canadians."