– Former Kings/NHL forward Jeremy Roenick
, who scored 513 goals during an illustrious 20-year career, has joined LAKings.com as a featured contributor, Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille
Roenick will contribute a regular VLOG (video blog) called "The JRgument" to the Hockeywood, L.A. section of LAKings.com. Hockeywood, L.A. is the on-line social network community for Kings fans where they can upload their favorite videos, photos and blogs while interacting with other Kings fans on LAKings.com's message board, which is also part of Hockeywood, L.A.
To watch the first installment of The JRgument, click here.
"Jeremy has never been afraid to express his opinion and we are very excited to ring in the New Year by bringing 'The JRgument' to LAKings.com," said Robitaille, who played with Roenick with the Kings in 2005-06 during Roenick's lone season in Los Angeles. "In addition to being one of the most accomplished players of our era, J.R. has always been outspoken and brash, and we believe Hockeywood, L.A. is a great platform for his views on hockey and the NHL as a whole."
Roenick, who will hit the ice at STAPLES Center today for the Kings/City of Hope "Face-off for Hope" celebrity hockey game following the the Kings-Washington Capitals game at 1 p.m., will also be in the booth with Kings TV broadcasters Bob Miller and Jim Fox on FS West during the second period of the Kings-Caps contest. The "Face-off for Hope" celebrity game will also be streamed live on LAKings.com.
Roenick retired as a player in August after a long and successful career. In 1,363 career regular season games with the Kings, San Jose, Phoenix (twice), Philadelphia and Chicago from 1988-09, the Boston-born Roenick recorded 1,216 points (513-703=1,216) and 1,463 peanlty minutes – with the 513 goals the 36th most all-time. He's one of 24 players with at least 500 goals and 700 assists, and 17 of them are in the Hall of Fame. In 154 career NHL playoff games, Roenick had 122 points (53-69=122) and 115 penaly minutes. His six goals in Game 7s is tied for second all-time.
Internationally, Roenick represented Team USA in numerous tournaments including the Olympics twice and the World Cup of Hockey. He also is one of only four American-born players to score 500 goals.