Chicago Blackhawks Fans: How Do You Remember Jeremy Roenick?

November 13th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
Sunday night, the Chicago Blackhawks will celebrate the career of Jeremy Roenick by honoring him with a "Heritage Night." The thought of celebrating Roenick's career got the wheels turning ... so many memories, so many great highlights, such an ugly divorce.

What do you remember most about the Jeremy Roenick Era of the Chicago Blackhawks ?

Roenick was drafted eighth overall in 1988 and climbed to the NHL level late that season. He pitched in 18 points in 20 games and was effective in the playoffs his rookie season.

Roenick's first full season in the NHL, 1989-90, saw him score 26 goals and 40 assists as the Blackhawks improved 22 points in the standings. He was starting to establish himself as a leader on an aging team that was going through some dramatic changes.

After the 1990 season, in part because of Roenick's emergence as a scoring threat, the Blackhawks traded long-time fan favorite Denis Savard to Montreal for Chris Chelios and a second-round draft pick. Roenick backed up the faith (or penny pinching) or management in 1990-91 by scoring 41 goals, 53 assists (94 points) and he was selected to play in the legendary All Star Ga ...

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