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Roenick retires after 20 years in the NHL

Jeremy Roenick Jeremy Shaffer Roenick (born January 17, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the San Jose Sharks. He has played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, and Los Angeles Kings over the course of 18 NHL , a center for the San Jose Sharks The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).  who has spent the past 20 years in the National Hockey League National Hockey League (NHL)

Organization of professional North American ice-hockey teams. The league was formed in 1917 by five Canadian teams; the first U.S. team, the Boston Bruins, was added in 1924. It today consists of 30 teams in two conferences and six divisions.
, announced his retirement here on Thursday.

Roenick, a two-time US Olympian, scored only four goals in 42 games last season and missed more than two months of the campaign following shoulder surgery in December.

"I'm not only happy but proud of the 20-year career I've had," Roenick said. "To end my career on my terms was very important to me."

Roenick, 39, has 513 goals and 703 assists in 1,363 career regular-season games for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).  and San Jose.

The only time Roenick played in the Stanley Cup Final came in 1992 when Chicago was swept by Pittsburgh in the best-of-seven championship series.
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