Saturday, November 10, 2007

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
Good for him — especially considering, for a long, long time, it looked like this night would never come.

4 Comments:

At 1:31 AM, November 11, 2007, Anonymous bikesgonewild said...

...Jeremy Roenick is a man fueled by passion for the game & i stand to salute he & his latest accomplishment...i hope his great heart helps lead the Sharks to a measure of their potential...

...i wanted to see J R come to the team years ago, when he was a younger player, but i'm glad he's here now...he adds a valuable component even at this stage of his career...

...i live in Sharks territory nowadays, but the year i left the Toronto area was the last time the Leafs won the Cup...

 
At 1:33 AM, November 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-mopelQlSY

 
At 2:39 PM, November 11, 2007, Anonymous Daniel said...

Pretty classy to give the puck to the GM. I have always liked Roenick, even when he was a dick. That is no small piece of his career and he gave it away. Good for him.

Too bad he had a bad last few years, he would well ahead of Modano.

 
At 4:51 PM, November 11, 2007, Anonymous Gerald said...

Since it is a current topic:

HOF'er, yes?

 

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