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Sharks Re-Sign 19-Year NHL Veteran Roenick

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Group III unrestricted free agent center Jeremy Roenick to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Jeremy Roenick was a tremendous influence for our team on and off the ice this past season,” said Wilson. “He has built a strong connection with both the players in the locker room and the fans of San Jose by showing, night-in and night-out, his passion and dedication to the game of hockey.”

In 2007-08, Roenick finished eighth on the team with 33 points (14-19=33) in 69 games. His ten game-winning goals (2nd NHL) and three shootout winners led the team and his combined 12 game-deciding goals led the League.

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 1,300th NHL game on Feb. 9 at Nashville and posted his 1,200th 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 1,203 points (509 goals, 694 assists), along with 1,439 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, Mass. was originally selected in the first round (8th overall) in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by Chicago.

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