Jeremy “J.R.” Roenick was born January 17, 1970, and is a former American National Hockey League player. He was drafted eighth overall in the NHL Entry Draft in 1988 by the Chicago Blackhawks.
He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, and the San Jose Sharks over the course of his 20 year NHL season career.
He represented TEAM USA in numerous international tournaments, including two Olympics, 98′ & 02′ collecting a Silver Medal in Salt Lake City 2002. On November 10, 2007, he became the third American-born player to score 500 Goals.
On August 6, 2009, Roenick announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Roenick finished his career having scored 513 goals with 703 assists in 1,363 games, for a total of 1,216 points. In 2010, JR was inducted in to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
Jeremy is famously noted as one of the most colorful personalities on and off the ice, and undeniably the most fan friendly star the NHL has ever produced. Charitable work has always been a big part of Jeremy’s life, traveling North America supporting many causes helping to raise money and awareness.
Jeremy is currently enjoying his post playing career as an analyst for NBC Sports. His career as an analyst kicked off working for NBC ‘s network coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics and he has been with NBC Sports ever since.