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.
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 has been recognized for his talents as a sports analyst when working on-air for NBC Sports. His career as an analyst launched while working for NBC ‘s network coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics where he acted as the counterpart for Mike Milbury. Jeremy’s successful coverage during the Winter Games led to additional work at the NBC sports program.
Jeremy and his wife Tracy split their time between Scottsdale, Arizona and Southern California with their children Brandi and Brett. Jeremy is an avid scratch golfer, spending a lot of time on the course with Brett. Jeremy is very proud husband and father on the horse show circuit where both Tracy and Brandi are accomplished equestrians. Jeremy is also a entrepreneur with ownership in multiple businesses.
Jeremy added “author” to his resume in 2012 with the publishing of his first Biography titled “J.R” which highlights his illustrious career and personal stories during a very outspoken and opinionated time in his life. In 2015 he published his second autobiographical book entitled “Shoot First, Pass Later: My Life, No Filter.” Both books are available for purchase HERE.