Chicago Sports: 10 athletes who looked odd in different uniforms

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Jeremy Roenick, Chicago Blackhawks
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6. Jeremy Roenick

After leaving the Blackhawks, Jeremy Roenick played for four other teams in 12 years. After being drafted with the eighth pick in the 1988 NHL draft, Roenick made a splash with the Blackhawks.

In 524 games, Roenick scored 267 goals and had 329 assists for 596 points. Oddly enough, he’d play his best hockey with the Blackhawks, even though he left in his prime.

Roenick first played with the Coyotes. He had two stints there, one lasting five seasons and the second lasting one. In 454 games with the Coyotes, Roenick scored 152 goals and had 227 assists for 379 points.

He went to play for the Flyers after his run-in with the Coyotes. In three seasons, he scored 67 goals and had 106 assists for a total of 173 points.

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At 36 years old, he’d play for the Kings, where he played some of his worst hockey. In 58 games, he scored nine goals and had 13 assists for just 22 points. He’d follow that up with 111 games in San Jose, where he scored 18 goals and had 28 assists for 46 points.

For a while, Roenick was working with NBC Sports Chicago covering Blackhawks’ games. He would be let go by the company in early 2020 after comments he made about co-workers became public.

It’s expected to see him return to TV with a different company shortly. I don’t see many companies turning him down.

It’s too bad he left the Blackhawks though. He didn’t have the same success he did when he was in Chicago other places. Roenick didn’t even win a Stanley Cup, something he was looking for his entire career.

If he would have stayed in Chicago for his whole career, maybe the 2009 season would have ended up different. Maybe he would have stuck around for one more season in 2010 to finally win his first career Stanley Cup.