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Jeremy Roenick

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Born in Boston in 1970, Jeremy Roenick grew up in various places around the North-Eastern region of the United States. Roenick would attend and play high school hockey for the Thayer Academy, for whom he posted 84 points in 24 games during his senior year. Roenick’s outstanding play for Thayer Academy led to him being drafted in the 1stround, 8th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks right out of high school. Roenick started the following season playing for the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL, but after scoring 70 points in 28 games, Chicago called Roenick up. In his first season of NHL action, Roenick scored 18 points in 20 games. The following season saw Roenick crack the Blackhawks lineup full time. During Roenick’s 8 seasons in The Windy City, he had 3 straight seasons during which he scored at least 103 points. Roenick also played an integral part in Chicago’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals, which they ultimately loss to the Mario Lemieux led Pittsburgh Penguins. In the summer of 1996, Roenick was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, where he’d play for 5 seasons. In the summer of 2001, Roenick would sign with the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent. During Roenick’s 3 seasons with the Flyers, he’d hit several milestones. These include scoring his 1000th NHL point and playing in his 1000th NHL regular season game. In the 2004 playoffs, Roenick played in integral role in the Flyers run to the Eastern Conference Finals, scoring 13 points in 18 games. Roenick would also score the overtime goal in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, eliminating the Toronto Maple Leafs. After the 2005 NHL lockout, Roenick was traded to the Los Angeles Kings, where he’d spend the 2006/07 season. Roenick would then return to the Coyotes for another single season stint before playing his final 2 seasons with the San Jose Sharks, retiring in 2009. Roenick currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Tracy, daughter Brandi, and son Brett.

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