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Roenick retires after 20 years in NHL

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -Jeremy Roenick made it official, announcing his retirement as an NHL player after 20 years in the league.

Roenick, choking up throughout his farewell speech on Thursday, leaves the game as one of four American who scored 500 or more goals. He scored 513 overall.

Roenick also had 703 assists in 1,363 regular-season games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks.

Roenick scored 53 goals and 69 assists in 154 games with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers and Sharks in the Stanley Cup playoffs. He played with the 1991 Chicago team that captured the Presidents' Trophy and went to the Stanley Cup Final.

He contributed to the 2004 Philadelphia team that went to the Eastern Conference Final.

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