San Jose Sharks veteran center Jeremy Roenick became just the 40th player in NHL history to reach the historic 500-goal plateau on Saturday Nov 10, scoring his milestone marker against Alex Auld of the Phoenix Coyotes at HP Pavilion.
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Roenick becomes just the third U.S.-born player to reach the milestone, behind the Dallas Stars Mike Modano (511) and former NHLer Joe Mullen (502). In addition, the nine-time NHL All-Star ranks 40th in goal scoring and 44th in points on the NHL’s all-time lists.
Among U.S.-born players, “JR” ranks third in goals (500), third in points (1180), third in games played (1,267) and sixth in assists (680).
In 1267 NHL games with Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Los Angeles and San Jose, Roenick has posted 1180 points (500 goals, 680 assists), along with 1419 penalty minutes and a +162 plus/minus rating.
Roenick, 37, was originally selected in the first round (8th overall) in 1988 NHL Entry Draft by Chicago.