February 8, 2002 |
The red blazer Jeremy Roenick was wearing seemed appropriate for his mood. He was on fire. "It's just being careless," he snapped. The Flyers had managed to blow a two-goal lead, not once but three times, before losing by 5-4 to the Mighty Ducks on Wednesday night at Arrowhead Pond. "It's crappy play in our defensive zone," Roenick said after the game. "Letting a team like that skate and not playing physical, they could do whatever they want. They scored with 12 seconds left in the game.
August 17, 2004 |
The NHL has begun its own investigation into Flyers center Jeremy Roenick's admission that he paid for gambling tips and bet on football. A Florida law-enforcement official who worked with the FBI said in Sunday's Inquirer that Roenick spent more than $100,000 for the services of a sports gambling operation in Fort Myers. "We are following up on the facts reported in the [Inquirer]," Bill Daly, the NHL's executive vice president and chief legal officer, said yesterday. "If they are as reported, then there is nothing Jeremy Roenick did that was in violation of the league's policy.
January 3, 1997 |
Though he didn't score, Jeremy Roenick enjoyed almost a perfect return to Chicago. His face got bloodied "like the old days. " He was cheered by the United Center fans. Close friend Tony Amonte scored twice for the Blackhawks. And his new team, the Phoenix Coyotes, beat his old one, 4-2, last night. "I don't think I realized how much I missed it here until I came back," said Roenick, whose contract impasse with the Blackhawks forced his trade to the Coyotes after an often-stellar eight-year career that included three 100-point seasons.
October 26, 2003 |
Before the Flyers' recent Western trip, center Jeremy Roenick and coach Ken Hitchcock cleared the air about the perception that perhaps one of them wasn't on board with the other this season. Hitchcock "really wants to challenge me this year in a lot of different ways, and it's not a points thing," Roenick said yesterday. "It's more of a leadership thing - how I am going to play and how I will lead these guys system-wise," Roenick added. "He wants me to be the best at it. I think he knows when to push buttons and when not. I think everything he does with me is to keep me motivated and on edge.
April 16, 1999 |
Shortly before huge Derian Hatcher of Dallas shattered Jeremy Roenick's jaw, another Stars defenseman broke Roenick's right thumb by slashing his hand with a stick, the Phoenix Coyotes alleged yesterday. "I asked the league to review the slash on his hand as well, which - absent the broken jaw - the broken thumb would have kept Jeremy out for three to four weeks," general manager Bobby Smith said. Roenick, the Coyotes' leading scorer, underwent surgery to repair a jaw broken in three places.
July 5, 2007 |
Former Flyers star Jeremy Roenick, 37, retired yesterday after 18 seasons. Roenick appeared in 70 games last season with the Phoenix Coyotes but scored just 11 goals. He leaves the NHL needing just five goals to reach 500. His career spanned 1,252 games. He scored 495 goals and added 675 assists for 1,170 points. He made one trip to the Stanley Cup finals, in 1992, when the Chicago Blackhawks were swept by Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins in four games. Among U.S.-born players, Roenick is ranked third in goals behind Mike Modano (507)
October 15, 1996 |
Finally, Jeremy Roenick and the Phoenix Coyotes have made peace. The star center ended his two-month holdout, signing a five-year, $20 million contract. He joined his new team last night, getting an assist in a 6-3 loss to visiting Edmonton. "It's a deal they wouldn't have taken in the middle of August, and it's a deal we wouldn't have offered," said Bobby Smith, the team's vice president of hockey operations. The Coyotes acquired the rights to the restricted free agent from Chicago on Aug. 16 for center Alexei Zhamnov, right wing Craig Mills and a first-round draft pick.
October 21, 2004 |
Jeremy Roenick was sitting in his backyard in Paradise Valley, outside of Phoenix, watching his daughter Brandi jumping on her trampoline. Her voice could be heard through the phone imploring her father to come jump with her. "I wish I could, Brandi," the Flyers center shouted back. Nineteen days have passed since Roenick underwent two days of intensive neurological testing at McGill University in Montreal to determine what damage was done last season by multiple concussions.
November 30, 2005 |
Jeremy Roenick is nothing if not candid. Even when it comes to criticizing himself. Before the Los Angeles Kings left for an important four-game road trip yesterday, Roenick publicly said what others have been whispering for weeks: that he's playing some of the worst hockey of his NHL career. "I haven't felt comfortable on the ice since Day 1," Roenick said. "Is my game where it was 3 years ago, or 2 years ago? No. Will it be? You know, I really don't know. " Roenick is a future Hall of Famer, but he is in his 18th season and turns 36 next month.
December 24, 2004 |
In an agreement worked out with the Flyers, center Jeremy Roenick will be paid between $1.09 million and $1.5 million as an injured player for games he would have missed in October and November because of postconcussion syndrome, according to an NHL source. Roenick was to receive $7.5 million this season. The deal, the source said, will pay him six to eight weeks' worth of salary for the time the club believes he would still have been out injured had there not been a lockout. Roenick underwent testing in Montreal in October and in Philadelphia last month.