JR Officially Retires; Flyers Sign On With New Minor League Team

06 Aug

Jeremy Roenick will officially retire Thursday morning, ending a stellar twenty year career that saw its fair share of ups and downs.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports that Roenick, 39, will announce his retirement on Thursday morning with the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks have confirmed a news conference to discuss Roenick’s future.

If you are a Flyers fan you no doubt have a memory of Roenick you will never forget.  Even though he has been long gone from the team.  Maybe it was the game winning goal in ’04 that helped the Flyers beat Toronto to get to the Eastern Conference Finals.  Or  it could have been J.R. getting in the way of a shot with his jaw and the bloody, grusome scene that followed.

However you remember him, the man played the game with heart.  Anybody can recognize that.  He went out on the ice and gave 100% every night.  Enjoy retirement, Jeremy.  You earned it.

In other news:

The Kalamazoo Wings say they’ve agreed to be the affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks for the 2009-10 season.

The Wings, from the ECHL, will also be affiliated with both AHL squads.  Nothing too serious.  Just an update for anybody who likes following the farm clubs.



Posted by on August 6, 2009 in Flyers Talk and Other


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2 responses to “JR Officially Retires; Flyers Sign On With New Minor League Team

  1. broadstreetbully

    August 6, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    I get goosebumps every time I watch the ’04 ECF OT goal. That team had such a good chance to win it all, we were just missing a few pieces.


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