Over the next few weeks, I will be looking back on key moments in the 2011-2012 Phoenix Coyotes season. These moments will be written about on their monthly anniversaries. Today’s article will be a look back at Jeremy Roenick’s induction into the Coyotes Ring of Honor.
Six months ago on this day, former Coyote Jeremy Roenick was inducted into the Coyotes Ring of Honor before a game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Roenick was the 7th member of the Ring of Honor. The other members include: Keith Tkachuk, Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuk, Thomas Steen, Teppo Numminen and Wayne Gretzky. Roenick gave a heartfelt speech that preceded the unveiling of the “97 Roenick” banner in the Ring of Honor. Roenick thanked the Coyotes and the Blackhawks for being a part of that night and his career. Roenick said in his speech that he was “proud to be a Phoenix Coyote forever,” but jokingly mentioned that he “unfortunately [had] to be next to Keith Tkachuk for the rest of his life.”
Roenick played six seasons with Phoenix, scoring 152 goals and 227 assists for a total of 379 points. Of his 152 goals with the Coyotes, 33 were game winners. Roenick also played in 18 playoff games with the Coyotes scoring nine goals and nine assists. Roenick played with Phoenixfrom the 1996-1997 season through the 2000-2001 season. He rejoined the Coyotes for his 6th and final season in 2006-2007 campaign.
Roenick, a member of the US Hockey Hall of Fame, played for five different NHL teams. Roenick has 513 career goals (92 game winning goals) and 1216 career points. Roenick was also a career +153.
Roenick was inducted in front of a sold out Jobing.com Arena. The Coyotes defeated the Blackhawks 3-0 in the game following the induction.