Throwback Thursday: Jeremy Roenick

By Josh Brink
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Chicago Blackhawks C Jeremy Roenick (Photo courtesy of

In the 1988-89 season with the Hull Olympiques he scored 70 points in 28 games. He then went on to represent the United States at the 1989 World Junior Championship. Jeremy Roenick ended up leading the tournament in scoring and was named a Tournament All-Star. This 25 point performance also set an American record for all-time leading points which stood for 21 years and was just recently broke in 2010 by Jordan Schroeder.

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With that type of success following the World Junior Championship, the Chicago Blackhawks called him up during the 1988-89 season. His first official NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks was October 6, 1988 against the New York Rangers. He probably had to wait longer than he had anticipated scoring his first goal not until February 14, 1989 vs. the Minnesota North Stars. He was able to provide for the team though during his 20 games at the NHL level contributing 18 points. This helped the Blackhawks reach the playoffs and the Conference Finals as a result.

During the 1989-90 season Jeremy Roenick was kept at the NHL level full-time and scored 26 goals and 40 assists propelling the Blackhawks to a Norris Division title. He continued to contribute to the team where they reached the Campbell Conference finals, scoring 18 points in 20 games but failed to reach the Stanley Cup Finals once again.