Sharks forward Jeremy Roenick has agreed to terms with the Sharks for the 2008-09 season.
“Jeremy Roenick was a warrior for our team on and off the ice this past season,” said Sharks Executive Vice President Doug Wilson.
In 2007-08, Roenick finishing eighth on the team in scoring, tallying 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) in 69 games with San Jose. His ten game-winning goals (2nd NHL) and three shootout winners led the team and his combined 12 game-deciding goals were first in the NHL.
Roenick hit several milestones in the 2007-08 season, including his unforgettable 500th NHL goal on Nov. 10 vs. Phoenix. He also skated in his 1300th NHL game on Feb. 9 at Nashville and posted his 1200th career point on March 28 at Anaheim.
He was nominated by the Bay Area Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association for the Bill Masterton Trophy, presented to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication.
In 1,321 NHL games with Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Jose Roenick has posted 1203 points (509 goals, 694 assists), along with 1439 penalty minutes and a +154 plus/minus rating.
Among all players in NHL history, Roenick ranks in the top 50 in goals (36th) and points (43rd) and is tied for 48th in assists.
All-time among all U.S.-born players, Roenick ranks third in points, second in goals and sixth in assists. He is the only player in NHL history to lead his team in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes in two different seasons (1999-00, 2000-01 with Phoenix).
The six-foot-one, 205-pound native of Boston, Massachusetts was originally selected in the first round (8th overall) in 1988 NHL Entry Draft by Chicago.