61 Facts About Jeremy Roenick


Jeremy Roenick was drafted 8th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, for whom he played from 1988 to 1996.

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The son of a Mobil oil district coordinator, Jeremy Roenick constantly moved around the Northeastern United States, joining new hockey teams with each stop.

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At age 14, Jeremy Roenick was required to take a flight from Dulles Airport to Newark, New Jersey, on a weekly basis to make the Rockets' games.

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Jeremy Roenick helped the Rockets to a state championship, registering 300 points in only 75 games.

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Jeremy Roenick played on the same line as future NHL line-mate Tony Amonte; the two went on to win two League Championships.

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Jeremy Roenick was so impressive during his time at Thayer Academy he was drafted straight out of high school, going eighth overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft to the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Jeremy Roenick was taken to breakfast by Wayne Gretzky in an attempt to convince Roenick to play for the Hull Olympiques, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team Gretzky owned.

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Jeremy Roenick's record stood for 21 years before being broken by Jordan Schroeder in 2010.

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Jeremy Roenick made his NHL debut on October 6,1988, against the New York Rangers and then scored his first goal on February 14,1989, against the Minnesota North Stars.

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Jeremy Roenick remained in the game and once his penalty expired, he took a shift on the power play and scored a goal.

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The Blackhawks' confidence in Jeremy Roenick's abilities allowed them to trade star forward Denis Savard for defenseman Chris Chelios in June 1990.

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Jeremy Roenick finished second on the team with 41 goals, 53 assists and 94 points and played in his first NHL All-Star Game.

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The following year, Jeremy Roenick led the team with 53 goals, 50 assists and 103 points and played in his second All-Star Game.

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Jeremy Roenick won the Chicago Sports Profiles Humanitarian of the Year Award.

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Jeremy Roenick played eight games in the 1995 playoffs as the Blackhawks reached the Western Conference Final, where they fell to the Detroit Red Wings.

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Jeremy Roenick tallied 125 hits on the season and played in his sixth All-Star Game.

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On July 2,2001, Jeremy Roenick signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Jeremy Roenick led the team with 46 assists, 67 points and a +32 plus-minus rating as the Flyers won the Atlantic Division title.

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Jeremy Roenick co-led the Flyers with 32 assists and eight power-play goals.

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On February 12,2004, during a game against the New York Rangers, Jeremy Roenick was hit in the face by an errant slapshot from the Rangers' defenseman Boris Mironov.

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Jeremy Roenick suffered his ninth concussion on the play, and there was concern that he had suffered damage to his brain's circulatory system, in addition to the broken jaw, leading him to consider retirement.

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However, further testing revealed no circulatory damage and Jeremy Roenick returned ahead of schedule, after missing more than a month of hockey due to the concussion and broken jaw, with less than two weeks left in the season.

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Jeremy Roenick managed just 22 points in 58 games, his lowest total since he scored 18 points in 20 games in his rookie season.

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On December 12,2006, Jeremy Roenick left General Motors Place in Vancouver after finding out he had been scratched from the game's line-up against the Vancouver Canucks.

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Jeremy Roenick went on record saying he left the arena to go to a restaurant for what he called "a nice dinner".

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At the heart of the problem was that Jeremy Roenick felt that he was healthy enough to play in the game following a back injury, while Coyotes head coach Wayne Gretzky felt he needed more time to recover.

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Jeremy Roenick's antics led to him being benched again in the Coyotes' next game.

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The next time Jeremy Roenick was scratched, he was more accepting of Gretzky's decision, stating a different mindset following the news that his daughter, Brandi, had been diagnosed with the kidney ailment IgA nephropathy.

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Indeed, on July 4,2007, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Jeremy Roenick sent them a text message announcing his retirement from the NHL.

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On September 4,2007, it was confirmed Jeremy Roenick had signed a one-year, $500,000 contract with the San Jose Sharks to fill the role of checking line center.

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Jeremy Roenick credited Sharks' general manager Doug Wilson, his former roommate when they played together in Chicago, with giving him another chance at hockey.

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Jeremy Roenick became the third American-born player to reach the 500-goal plateau, joining Mike Modano and Joe Mullen.

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On January 10,2008, Jeremy Roenick scored his 503rd goal, against the Vancouver Canucks, passing Joe Mullen for second in all-time scoring by American-born players.

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On February 21,2009, Jeremy Roenick recorded his 700th career assist, against the Atlanta Thrashers, by setting up a goal by Jonathan Cheechoo.

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Jeremy Roenick is the 48th player in NHL history, and the sixth American-born player, to reach that threshold.

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Jeremy Roenick finished his career having scored 513 goals and 703 assists in 1,363 games for a total of 1,216 points.

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Whether it was signing autographs for fans by the players entrance or who came up to him on the street, Jeremy Roenick regularly attempted to establish good rapport with the fans.

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For Jeremy Roenick, it was an understanding of what it meant to be the fan on the other side.

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Jeremy Roenick was always a popular interview for reporters, one of a few players who spoke from the heart and never shied away from taking on the heads of the game, whether it was the NHL commissioner or the leadership of the National Hockey League Players' Association.

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Jeremy Roenick told these fans to "kiss my ass" and accused them of being jealous.

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Jeremy Roenick stated further he would prefer that those fans who shared that perception no longer attend NHL games or watch them on television.

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Jeremy Roenick claimed to be suffering from a concussion despite the Flyers' doctors having cleared him following his exit physical.

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Jeremy Roenick claimed, "I'm a lot better player than my points indicate"; he had 6 goals and 7 assists in 32 games when he made that comment.

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In May 2009, Jeremy Roenick claimed Chris Chelios, then a member of the Detroit Red Wings, was receiving less playing time because Mike Babcock, Detroit's head coach, was biased against American players.

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Jeremy Roenick returned to questioning American Olympic selections prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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Jeremy Roenick felt Drury's main role was to be a leader to the young Americans and that Mike Modano was a better choice to fill that role for the Olympic team.

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Jeremy Roenick was required to provide an affidavit to the New Jersey authorities for allegedly placing bets.

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In 2004, Jeremy Roenick came under investigation after paying a Florida sports-gambling operation between $50,000 and $100,000 for betting tips and services.

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However, at the time, the NHL did not prohibit players from betting on sports, other than hockey, and Jeremy Roenick stated he stopped gambling after a warning from Philadelphia Flyers general manager Bobby Clarke.

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On January 25,2017, Jeremy Roenick was arrested in New York after police discovered he was driving with a suspended license during a routine traffic stop.

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Jeremy Roenick claimed New York's Department of Motor Vehicles was sending mail to an address he had not lived at since 1989.

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In July 2020, Jeremy Roenick filed a lawsuit against NBC Sports for wrongful termination, arguing that he was discriminated against as a straight, white man and as a supporter of President Donald Trump.

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In 2007, Jeremy Roenick co-hosted two episodes of The Best Damn Sports Show.

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Jeremy Roenick joined NBC Sports Group in 2010 and serves as a studio analyst for NBC Sports Group's NHL coverage on NHL Live and NHL Overtime, NBCSN's pre- and post-game shows alongside studio host Kathryn Tappen.

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In September 2010, it was announced Jeremy Roenick would become a regular judge on the second season of CBC's reality program Battle of the Blades, which pairs ex-NHL players with professional female figure skaters to compete in a pairs figure skating competition.

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Jeremy Roenick gained pop culture notoriety when Vince Vaughn referenced him in the 1996 film Swingers.

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Jeremy Roenick told me he put me in that movie totally out of respect.

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Jeremy Roenick has made acting appearances on television shows as well, including a cameo appearance on an episode of Go On on NBC on September 25,2012.

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Jeremy Roenick has appeared in an episode of Leverage, an episode of Ghost Whisperer, two episodes of Hack and two episodes of HBO's Arliss.

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In 2016, Jeremy Roenick made a guest appearance in the last season of the Fox crime drama Bones, in the episode "The Head in the Abutment".

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Tracy Jeremy Roenick is an avid equestrienne rider, owner and trainer who earned a spot on the United States Equestrian Team Long List in 2001.

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