JR hits 500
San Jose Sharks veteran center Jeremy Roenick tonight became just the 40th player in NHL history to reach the historic 500-goal plateau, scoring his milestone marker against Alex Auld of the Phoenix Coyotes at HP Pavilion.
He becomes just the third U.S.-born player to reach the milestone, behind the Dallas Stars Mike Modano (511) and former NHLer Joe Mullen (502). In addition, the nine-time NHL All-Star ranks 40th in goal scoring and 44th in points on the NHL’s all-time lists.
Among U.S.-born players, “JR” ranks third in goals (500), third in points (1180), third in games played (1,267) and sixth in assists (680).>> press release