|BIRTHPLACE:||Boston, MA, USA|
|DRAFTED:||CHI: 1988-8 overall|
|2009 POSTSEASON NOTES:
- Registered an assist on April 19 in Game 2 of the WCQF vs. Anaheim
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON NOTES:
- Moved into 36th place along, surpassing Gilbert Perrault, on the all-time NHL goals list (513) with his tally at Anaheim on April 5
- Picked up his 700th NHL assist on Cheechoo's GW goal on Feb. 21 vs. Atlanta
- Among all-time US Born players, he ranks third in goals (513), fourth in games played (1,363) and sixth in assists (703)br>- Missed 11 games (March 3-March 22) (shoulder)br>- Activated off Injured Reserve on Feb. 21 after missing 28 games (shoulder)br>- Placed on injured reserve retoractive to Dec. 11 with shoulder injury
- Scored a power play goal on Dec. 4 vs. Columbus that gave him 1210 career points (511-699=1210). He surpassed Bernie Nicholls on the all-time points list and is now tied with Bobby Clarke for 40th on the list. Incidentally, by surpassing Nicholls, no player that has ever worn a Sharks uniform has more points.
- Has never played Monopoly in his life and claims to have never even seen the board
- His website, www.roenicklife.com, recently debuted
- Founder of Muze Lounge, a charismatic and colorful approach to fashion. Check out www.muzelounge.com for more info.
|2007-08: Recorded his 1,200th NHL point with his 10th game-winning goal of the season in San Jose’s Pacific Division Championship-clinching win at Anaheim on March 28…Ten points in his last 10 games (4-6=10)…Eclipsed his highs in post-lockout points and goals…Sharks nominee for the Masterton Trophy…Sixth on team in goals and eighth in points…71.4 percent of his goals have been game-winners, which is a new League record, eclipsing 63.6 percent which was accomplished by Al MacInnis in 1999-00
and Derek Morris in 2002-03 (among players with 10-plus goals)…With 10 game-winning goals and three shootout-deciding goals, he led the League in game-deciding goals (13)…His 10 game-winning goals are his most since the 1999-00 season (12 with Phoenix)…Second in the League, first on team in game-winning goals (10)…Earned No. 2 star vs. Minnesota on March 19 with a goal, an assist and the shootout-deciding goal…Scored the shootout winner for the Sharks on Feb. 24 at Pittsburgh making him
3-for-3 on the season…Converted the shootout-winning goal vs. Chicago on Feb. 2 against Nikolai Khabibulin…Had his third multi-point game of the season on Jan. 13 at Anaheim (1-1=2)…Scored game-winning goal vs. Vancouver on Jan. 10…Activated from Injured Reserve and scored a goal on Dec. 20 vs. Phoenix…Placed on IR Dec. 10 (knee)…Became the 40th player and just the third American-born player to score 500 goals with a tally vs. Phoenix on Nov. 10…Posted an assist on Nov. 2 vs. Los Angeles…Scored two goals, including the game-winner, on Oct. 5 at Vancouver…Playoffs: Assisted on
Brian Campbell’s tying goal in Game 5 of the WCSF vs. Dallas on May 2…Had two goals and two assists (2-2=4) in the Sharks Game 7 win vs. Calgary on April 22. His four points were the most by an NHL player in the seventh game of a playoff series since May 29, 1993, when Wayne Gretzky had three goals and one assist for the Kings in their 5-4 win at Toronto. The four points tied the Sharks franchise record for a postseason game and were the most in a playoff period by a Sharks skater…His two-goal night on April 22 vs. Calgary in Game 7 of the WCQF was the third time he scored two goals in a Game 7. That ties him with Wendel Clark for most multiple-goal Game 7s by an NHL player. Four players have done it twice: Gretzky, Patrik Elias, Pavel Bure and Alexander Mogilny.
2006-07: Returned to Phoenix for his second stint. Ended season in top five all-time among US born NHL players in goals (495-third), assists (675-fifth) and points (1,170-third). Had five multiple-point games. Recorded 10th career hat trick and named No. 2 star vs. San Jose on Dec. 30.
2005-06: Scored 22 points in 58 games with the Kings.
2004-05: Did not play.
2003-04: Fifth on the Flyers in points.
2002-03: Led the Flyers in scoring for the second consecutive season and was T-2nd with a plus-20 rating…Scored 20-plus goals for the eighth straight season and 13th time.
2001-02: Flyers leading scorer and the club’s Most Valuable Player…Plus-32 rating was second in the NHL…Won the Yanick Dupre Class Guy Award by the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association…Olympics: Silver medalist with Team USA.
2000-01: Led Phoenix in points, goals (seventh 30-goal season), assists and PIM…Became the first player in NHL history to lead his team in those four categories on two occasions (1999-00).
1999-00: Led Phoenix in points (T-11th in NHL), goals, assists and PIM…Became the sixth player in the NHL’s modern era to lead his team in those four categories (Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau, Stan Smyl, Theoren Fleury and Joe Thornton)…Led Phoenix with 12 game-winning goals (club record).
1998-99: Led the Coyotes in points (T-20th in NHL) and assists.
1997-98: Among Coyotes leaders: points (second) and goals (third)…Olympics: Played for Team USA.
1996-97: Second on Phoenix in scoring and led with three shorthanded goals.
1995-96: Led the Blackhawks in goals and was second in scoring.
1994-95: Finished sixth in team scoring.
1993-94: Led the Hawks in scoring for the third consecutive season (107 points tied career high)... Became first Blackhawk to record three straight 100-plus point seasons…Had a career best with 61 assists…Set Chicago record with team-leading 24 power play goals.
1992-93: Led the Blackhawks in three categories: points (107 — a career high), goals and power-play goals (24)…1991-92: Led Chicago in points, goals, assists and power play goals (22)…His 53 goals broke a Hawk record by a center (Denis Savard, 47)…One of three in Chicago history (Bobby Hull and Al Secord) to score at least 50 goals…His 13 game-winning goals led the NHL and broke Hull’s team record (11)…Playoffs: Posted 22 points in 18 games as Chicago went to the Finals.
1990-91: Finished second on the Hawks and 11th in the NHL in points…Named Blackhawks Player of the Year.
1989-90: In his “official” rookie NHL season, named NHL Rookie of the Year by NHL players and The Sporting News…Playoffs: Set a team rookie record with 18 points.
1988-89: Started season with Chicago and made debut on Oct. 6 vs. Rangers…Played in three games (no points) before returning to his junior team (Hull, QMJHL)…Named QMJHL Second Team All-Star.
Personal: “JR” and “Styles” calls himself confident, approachable and caring...Shot a scene for a new TNT show, “Leverage,” over the summer...Has appeared on television in the past on shows such as “Hack” and “Ghost Whisperer”...Favorites: Aerosmith (musicians); “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Silence of
the Lambs” (movies); “Seinfeld” and “Deal or No Deal” (television shows); Bruce Willis and Charlize Theron (actor/actress); Boston Bruins (NHL team while growing up); New England Patriots (pro sports team); Patriots quarterback and San Mateo native Tom Brady (pro athlete); youtube.com (web site); Italian and Mexican (foods); beach (hometown hangout); Forbes Mill and Pampas (San Jose area restaurants)...
Would’ve wanted to meet Benjamin Franklin (“He invented electricity”)...Non-sports idol is President Ronald Reagan...Three wishes: fly, snap fingers and travel and live as long as I want to...If he wasn’t in hockey, he’d be a sports announcer...Started skating at three and playing hockey at five.