Hawks to salute Roenick

Hawks to salute Roenick

Posted by TimS on Sat, 09/19/2009 - 21:14
The Blackhawks will honor the recently retired Jeremy Roenick on Sunday, Nov. 15, prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks. It will be Jeremy Roenick Heritage Night, with the former Hawks star dropping the ceremonial first puck. Roenick also will be honored with video and in-game salutes. "Today is a proud day for my family and me to be recognized in such a way by the team that drafted me as an 18-year-old," Roenick said. "Many of my greatest hockey memories are from my playing days in Chicago." Roenick spent the first eight of his 20 NHL seasons with the Hawks and was one of the most popular players in team history before late owner Bill Wirtz and former general manager Bob Pulford traded him to Phoenix because of a contract dispute. Roenick ranks seventh in Hawks history with 267 goals and eighth in scoring with 596 points. NOTES: The Hawks set a new team attendance record for a preseason game with Saturday's crowd of 19,734. The seating capacity of the United Center now is 19,717 – down from 20,500 because of the renovation in the 300 level... Kris Versteeg left Saturday's game with an apparent injury after taking one shift in the second period.
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