Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jeremy Roenick
When Jeremy Roenick plays hockey, it's rarely just a game. Instead, it's a technicolour event featuring passion, feisty opinions, drama, and plenty of flashy skill.

His spectacle on ice was first noticed when he led Thayer Academy to a high school championship. En route, he scored 84 points in 24 games. He then finished the season by skating for Team USA at the World Junior Championships of 1988.

With such abundant talent on the rise, Roenick was sent to nurture his skills with the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL. There, he shone just as brightly, netting 70 points in 28 games. He then returned to the World Junior Championships where, the second time around, he led all scorers and was voted a First-Team All-Star.

By then the Chicago Blackhawks had heard of Roenick and picked him up in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He jumped straight from the World Juniors to the NHL where he has remained ever since. With the Hawks, he soon became a passionate team leader and offensive star. He scored over 100 points for three-straight seasons between 1991 and 1994.

By 1994, however, injuries began to slow him down as he suffered through a dislocated knee, a concussion, and a sprained knee. Nonetheless, he managed to remain a feisty and productive member of the cast. After parts of eight seasons with Chicago, Roenick was dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes. With the Coyotes, Roenick continued to be a physical, emotional, and scoring leader for the club and was rewarded for his strong play over the years and was named to 1998 U.S. Olympic team which competed at the Nagano Olympics. Over the years, the team gradually began to feel the financial pinch. When the team changed ownership, it was decided to unload expensive contracts, Roenick's included.

In the summer of 2001, Roenick was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers and in his first season with the team compiled 67 points and surpassing 1,000 points for his career. Roenick's strong play both offensively and defensively in 2001-02 earned him a roster spot on the 2002 U.S. Olympic Silver medal team in Salt Lake City.

After two seasons in Philadelphia, Roenick was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings in the summer of 2005. His stint with the Kings was rather disappointing for Roenick as he tallied only 22 points (9-13-22) for a club that failed to make the playoffs in 2005-06. During the off-season, Roenick expressed interest in joining a Canadian team before signing with the Phoenix Coyotes. Under bench boss Wayne Gretzky, Roenick recorded 11 goals, 17 assists with the Coyotoes in his only season with the club. The following summer, rumuors spread regarding Roenick's retirement from professional hockey as the gritty forward remained unsigned by an NHL club throughout the majority of the summer.

Finally, on September 4th 2007, the San Jose Sharks agreed to sign Roenick to a one-year contract. During the 2007-08 season, Roenick recorded his 500th NHL career goal and a few games later became the second highest American born goal scorers (behind only Mike Modano). In the post-season, Roenick's inspiring 2-goal, 2-assit performance in the first round of the NHL playoffs earned the Sharks a second round birth. His club would eventually be eliminated by the Dallas Stars however, and Roenick would agree to a one-year contract with the Sharks in the off-season.

On August 6, 2009 Roenick would officially announce his retirement. His career spanned 20 years and he scored 513 goals and accumulated over 1200 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Thayer Academy High-MA 24 31 34 65
1987-88 Thayer Academy High-MA 24 34 50 84
1987-88 United States WJC-A 7 5 4 9 4
1988-89 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 28 34 36 70 14 9 7 12 19 6
1988-89 United States WJC-A 7 8 8 16 0
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 20 9 9 18 4 +4 10 1 3 4 7
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 26 40 66 54 +2 20 11 7 18 8
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 41 53 94 80 +38 6 3 5 8 4
1990-91 United States WEC-A 9 5 6 11 8
1991-92 United States Can-Cup 8 4 2 6 4
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 53 50 103 98 +23 18 12 10 22 12
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 84 50 57 107 86 +15 4 1 2 3 2
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 84 46 61 107 125 +21 6 1 6 7 2
1994-95 Kolner Haie Germany 3 3 1 4 2
1994-95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 33 10 24 34 14 +5 8 1 2 3 16
1995-96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 32 35 67 109 +9 10 5 7 12 2
1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 72 29 40 69 115 -7 6 2 4 6 4
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 24 32 56 103 +5 6 5 3 8 4
1997-98 United States Olympics 4 0 1 1 6
1998-99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 78 24 48 72 130 +7 1 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 75 34 44 78 102 +11 5 2 2 4 10
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 80 30 46 76 114 -1
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 21 46 67 74 +32 5 0 0 0 14
2001-02 United States Olympics 6 1 4 5 2 +2
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 27 32 59 75 +20 13 3 5 8 8
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 62 19 28 47 62 +1 18 4 9 13 8
2004-05 United States W-Cup
2004-05
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 58 9 13 22 36 -5
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 70 11 17 28 32 -18
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 69 14 19 33 26 -8 12 2 3 5 2
2008-09 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 4 9 13 24 -1 6 0 1 1 12
NHL Totals 1363 513 703 1216 1463 154 53 69 122 115


WJC-A All-Star Team (1989)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1989)
Canada Cup All-Star Team (1991) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Traded to Phoenix by Chicago for Alex Zhamnov, Craig Mills and Phoenix's 1st round choice (Ty Jones) in 1997 Entry Draft, August 16, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 2, 2001. Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Nashville's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Bud Holloway) in 2006 Entry Draft for future considerations, August 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 4, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, August 6, 2009.