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Former Flyers forward Jeremy Roenick named to Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2024

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The Hockey Hall of Fame announced their Class of 2024 on Tuesday, with former Philadelphia Flyers forward Jeremy Roenick being named among the inductees.

Roenick, the 8th overall pick in the 1988 NHL Draft by Chicago, spent three seasons in Philadelphia from 2001 to 2004. The Boston native totaled 173 points (67g, 106a) in 216 games with the Flyers.

Roenick is best remembered as a Flyer for his heroics in the 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He tallied 4 goals and 9 assists for 13 points in 18 games, but no goal was more important than his overtime winner in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Roenick sent the Maple Leafs packing to set up a date with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. In overtime of Game 6, Roenick recorded the primary assist on Simon Gagné’s game-winning goal to force Game 7.

Roenick led the Flyers in scoring in his first two seasons with 67 and 59 points, respectively. He also represented the Flyers in three All-Star Games. Philadelphia claimed the Atlantic Division crown twice during Roenick’s tenure as well, and in his first season with the team he won the Bobby Clarke Trophy and Yanick Dupre Class Guy Award.

Aside from his time with the Flyers, Roenick spent 17 seasons with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Kings, and Sharks as well. Roenick recorded consecutive 50-goal seasons in 1992 and 1993, highlighted by a career-best 53 in 1992. Roenick led the Blackhawks to the 1992 Stanley Cup Final, where they fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He racked up career-highs in assists (61) and points (107) in 1994 with Chicago and played there until 1996 to become one of the faces of a fledgling Coyotes franchise in Phoenix after being traded.

Roenick helped lead the Coyotes to four playoff appearances in five seasons before joining the Flyers. Upon being traded from Philadelphia after the 2005 NHL lockout, Roenick spent a season with the Kings before returning to the Coyotes. He spent his final two seasons with the Sharks before announcing his retirement.

Roenick retired with 513 goals, 703 assists, and 1,216 points in 1,363 NHL games before pursuing a career in broadcasting, where he went on to work for TSN and NBC Sports.

Before his induction, Roenick was the highest-scoring Hall of Fame-eligible player not already in. Roenick also ranks fourth all-time among American NHLers in goals and fifth in points.

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