Friday, August 7, 2009

Jeremy Roenick Retires & Special on NHL Network

After 20 seasons in the NHL, Jeremy Roenick has decided to hang up the skates. Roenick is one of 24 players with at least 500 goals and 700 assists, and 17 of those players are now in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

According to
In celebration of Jeremy Roenick's 20-year hockey career, NHL Network in the U.S. and Canada will air nine hours of Roenick-themed programming this Sunday beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET.

The nine-hour block of programming, affectionately entitled JR - An American Original, will take a look back Roenick's performances in past Stanley Cup Playoffs and will re-air today's press conference announcing his retirement. Classic Roenick Playoff performances to air include a look at the Chicago Blackhawks' run to the Final in 1992, during which Roenick recorded 22 points in 18 Playoff games; Game 6 of the 2004 series between the Flyers and Maple Leafs, during which he scored the series-clinching goal in overtime, propelling Philadelphia to the Eastern Conference Final; and Game 7 of San Jose's thrilling 2008 series against Calgary.

Roenick's NHL career began when was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks as the eighth pick in the 1988 Entry Draft. He made his League debut on Oct. 6, 1988 and remained with the Blackhawks through eight seasons. He went on to play with the Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and finally the San Jose Sharks. Roenick, a nine-time All-Star, is the third leading U.S.-born player in goal and points.

The full schedule of NHL Network Presents: JR - An American Original is as follows, all times Eastern and subject to change.

Sunday, August 9
9:00 a.m. ET Classic Series: 1992 Blackhawks vs. Blues
10:00 a.m. ET Classic Series: 1992 Division Finals (features Chicago's win over Detroit)
11:00 a.m. ET Classic Series: 1992 Blackhawks vs. Oilers
Noon ET Classic Series: 1992 Blackhawks vs. Penguins
1:00 p.m. ET 2004 NHL Playoffs: Philadelphia at Toronto, Game 6
3:00 p.m. ET 2008 NHL Playoffs: Calgary at San Jose, Game 7
5:00 p.m. ET Jeremy Roenick Retirement Press Conference

This programming will re-air beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9.


NYR Blogger said...

I watched the actual press conference yesterday on NHL Network, it was pretty intereesting to say the least.

Puck Central said...

Yeah, I did too. I just watched JR's speech, which was a good one.