Jeremy Roenick is a former athlete who played the majority of his professional ice hockey career in the National Hockey League (NHL). Further, he had played for the teams: ‘Chicago Blackhawks’, ‘Phoenix Coyotes’, ‘Philadelphia Flyers’, ‘Los Angeles Kings’, and ‘San Jose Sharks’ in his 18 NHL season career. Moreover, since 2007, he had been working as an NHL analyst and joined NBC Sports Group in 2010.
Former flyers center suspended from the NBC Sports after making inappropriate comments on his coworkers during December 2019. According to DailyMail, he apologized in January 2020 for making a joke of wanting to have a threesome with his wife and co-host Kathryn Tappen. Stay tuned to know more details on his personal as well as professional life.
Caption: Jeremy Roenick, the former professional ice hockey player.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jeremy Roenick: Bio, Family, Career
The athlete was born on 17 January 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, the USA. He was the son of father Wally Roenick and mother Jo Roenick. Other than this, there is information on his parents and siblings. From the age of four, he began his hockey career when his playmates’ parents persuaded Jeremy’s parents to enroll in sports. As a youth, he played in the 1982 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament.
In 1983, he played with the Washington Capitals minor ice hockey. After that, he moved to Fairfax, Virginia, and traveled to play for the bantam-level New Jersey Rockets to 1986. At the age of fifteen, he and his family moved to Massachusetts after taking a flight from Dulles Airpot to Newark, New Jersey. In Massachusetts, he joined Thayer Academy and drafted in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft in eight overall to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Thereafter, he debuted his NHL professional career against New York Rangers and Minnesota North Stars in 1989. He played with the team till 1996 and in the last 11 games with a sprained ankle. From 1996-2001, he played with the team Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Alexei Zhammnov, Craig Mills, and a first draft pick. During his time with the team, he played 80 games and registered 133 hits.
From 2001 t0 2009 playing career:
In 2001, he signed Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent. With the team, he won both the Bobby Clarke Trophy (MVP) and Yanick Dupre Memorial (Class Guy) team awards in his first season. In 2004, while playing against the New York Rangers, he was hit in the face by an errant slapshot from the Rangers’ defenseman Boris Mironov. Because of that, his jaw broke in 19 places and knocked him unconscious for several minutes as he lay on the ice in a pool of blood.
In 2005, Flyers surprised everyone by signing Peter Forsberg then Roenick was traded to Los Angeles Kings the next day. He played for a year and managed just 22 points in 58 games the lowest score since his rookie game. For next year, he signed Phoenix Coyotes with a $1.2 million contract from 2006-2007.
After scoring his low career scoring, all had made speculations that the player would retire. But later he signed San Jose Sharks for one year with $500 thousand as the role of checking line center. He further resigned with the team for another year with a $1.1 million contract. In 2009, he announced his retirement from NHL and professional hockey. Additionally, he finished his play career with scoring 513 goals and 703 assists in 1,363 games for a total of 1,216 points.
He debuted his career as a hockey analyst on Stanley Cup playoffs on Canadian cable sports broadcast network, TSN. He also co-hosted two episodes of Fox Sports Net’s ‘The Best Damn Sports Show…Period’. In 2010, he served as a studio analyst for the network NBC Sports. He co-hosted the NHL coverage along with the host Kathryn Tappen. He has covered the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.
In September 2010, he became a regular judge on the second season of CBC’s reality program ‘Battle of the Blades’. He also made his acting debut in television and cameo appearances. He worked appear in ‘Go On’, ‘Leverage’, ‘Ghost Whisperer’, ‘Hack’, ‘Arliss’, ‘Bones’, and ‘The Head in the Abutment’.
Jeremy Roenick: Personal Life & Wife
Jeremy is a happily married man who had married his high school sweetheart, Tracy Vazza. The couple met while they were studying at Thayer Academy. After a friendly relationship, they step a foot forward and started to date. They got engaged after graduation and when he was playing for the team Chicago Blackhawks. On 20 June 1992, they exchanged vows at the Boston Four Seasons.
From their marriage, they had welcomed two children: daughter Brandi ad son Brett. His daughter born on 8 October 1990 and currently residing in Germany. Further, his son born on 5 July 1997 who steeped in his father’s footsteps and plays hockey at the University of San Diego. In addition, Tracy is an avid equestrian and began competing in dressage since 1985. But stop competing since 2005 but continues to teach other young riders. Tracy also owns and runs business ventures called ‘Roenicklife, LLC’.
Caption: Jeremy Roenick and wife Tracy
The former player has also been involved in some of the controversies. In 2003-04, he was suspended for one game due to throwing a water bottle at an official. In 2019, he was suspended for making inappropriate comments about co-workers Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, and Anson Carter. There are more controversies that he had involved.
Jeremy Roenick: Net worth & Social Media Profiles
The former hockey player has a net worth estimated at around $37 million. He has accumulated this wealth from his career as an athlete. Further, before pandemic (COVID-19) occurred, he was serving as an anchor for the network NBC’s coverage NHL. He also owns a mansion worth over $2 million as well as other properties.
He is highly active over different social media platforms with personal and verified accounts. On Twitter, he has an account @Jeremy_Roenick with 595.3k followers. He goes by the Instagram handle @jeremyroenick with 80.8k followers. On Facebook, he goes by the account @jeremyroenick with more than 20k followers.
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Jeremy Roenick: Body Measurements
The former athlete has maintained his health by involving exercise in his daily routine. His fit body stands to a tall height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.85 meters and weighs 91 kg. Other than this, there is no information on his body measurements of chest, waist, and biceps. He has hazel eyes color with dark brown hair color.