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Blackhawks to honor Roenick with "One More Shift"

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks will host their third edition of "One More Shift," an ode to past alumni that allows fans to recognize them one more time as they skate on the ice, when they host Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, Jan. 22.

Former Blackhawks forward Jeremy Roenick will be the third honoree to join the 2016-17 team on the ice during the anthem after the starting lineup has been announced on Sunday. In addition to skating on the ice in full gear, in-arena elements will also feature Roenick and the era he played in. Blackhawks Ambassador Denis Savard was the first alumni honored with "One More Shift," followed by Steve Larmer.

Roenick played eight of his 20-year National Hockey League career with the Blackhawks and currently ranks ninth in team history in points (596), seventh in goals (267) and 13th in assists (329). Chicago's first-round pick (eighth overall) in the 1988 NHL Draft, his 107-point efforts in 1992-93 and 1993-94 and 103-point effort in 1991-92 share fifth and rank 10th in Blackhawks history, respectively, among single-season scoring leaders. Roenick notched 77 points (35G, 42A) in 82 Stanley Cup Playoff games with Chicago, including 22 points (12G, 10A) in 18 postseason games to help the Blackhawks reach the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals.

After spending eight seasons with Chicago (1988-96), Roenick went on to play for the Arizona Coyotes (1996-2001, 2006-07), Philadelphia Flyers (2001-04), Los Angeles Kings (2005-06) and San Jose Sharks (2007-09), finishing his career with 1,216 points (513G, 703A) in 1,363 regular-season games and 122 points (53G, 69A) in 154 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Roenick's 513 career goals rank fourth all-time among American-born skaters. He also played for Team USA at the 1998 Olympics and 2002 Olympics, collecting a silver medal in 2002 in Salt Lake City. Roenick was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010.

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