Local Roots: The greatest NHL players of all-time from Massachusetts

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 11: Keith Tkachuk
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22 Apr 1998: Jeremy Roenick /

1. Jeremy Roenick, Boston: Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks

Current broadcaster Jeremy Roenick is the best hockey player to ever come out of the state of Massachusetts. His recent Twitter antics aside, Roenick was a great player.

Roenick has the most games played and most points in the NHL for any player coming out of the Bay State, with 1,216 points in 1,363 games played. He became just the third American-born player to score 500 goals after Joe Mullen and Mike Modano.

Roenick was never an all-star or Stanley Cup champion, but he was so explosive at times. From 1991 through 1994 Roenick had three straight seasons with over 100 points, with a career best 107 in both 93 and 94.

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Hopefully, 2018 will be the year that Jeremy Roenick gets into the Hall of Fame.

So, I’m sure a lot of you think I got this list wrong or completely whiffed on the order of things. I’d love to hear your opinions on Twitter @CandCFanSided or in the comments here below.