Throwback Thursday: Jeremy Roenick

By Josh Brink
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Chicago Blackhawks Alumni (Photo courtesy of USA Today)

The final two seasons of his stint with the Blackhawks from 1994-1996 included the lockout shortened season where Roenick scored 34 points in 33 games while missing 15 games with a bruised tibia. He was in action for 8 games during the playoffs but they fell in the Western Conference final to the Detroit Red Wings. Then in Roenick’s last season with the Blackhawks he scored 67 points in 66 games before missing the last 11 games with a sprained ankle. During the offseason on August 16, 1996, Jeremy Roenick was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Alexei Zhamnov, Craig Mills, and a first round draft choice.

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His career would not end in Phoenix though; he ended up following the trail of the Philadelphia Flyers (2001–2005), Los Angeles Kings (2005–2006), Phoenix Coyotes (2006–2007), and San Jose Sharks (2007-2009). During this span he earned both his 500th goal and 700th assist. On August 6, 2009 Jeremy Roenick announced his retirement from the NHL.

Notable accomplishments:

  • 9 x NHL All-Star (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • 3rd American-born player to reach 500 goals and the
  • 6th American-born player to reach 700 assists.
  • Career 513 goals, 703 assists, 1,216 points
  • Career playoffs 53 goals, 69 assists, 154 games

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