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Jeremy Roenick expected to retire

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Jeremy Roenick is expected to announce his retirement Thursday, ending the NHL star's 20-year career.

The Sharks have scheduled a news conference for Thursday and said Roenick will make an announcement regarding his hockey future.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the Sharks' television broadcaster, said Roenick planned to retire. Roenick didn't immediately return a phone call or text message from The Associated Press.

He all but announced his intention to retire last spring when his second season in San Jose ended with the Sharks' first-round ouster from the playoffs.

Roenick is the third-leading American-born scorer in hockey history with 1,216 points.

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