Jeremy Roenick Hopes Blackhawks Will Retire His Number

As the free fall for Chicago Blackhawks continues, one of their former players hopes to some day see his jersey number 27 hanging from the rafters of the United Center. Former Hawk Jeremy Roenick told ESPN Chicago that he hopes the Hawks will grant his wishes.

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"Without question that is a huge goal of mine, to be retired in Chicago," Roenick said Saturday night before the Hawks took on the Coyotes. "I think it's the best honor that can be bestowed on you. As an athlete with the exception of the Hall of Fame this is by far the best thing bestowed upon you. And if its more than one team, really? Never in a million years would have thought that. My numbers speak for themselves in Chicago. When you talk about 100 years of a sports team, you have three people ever to score 50 goals ... I think we have a good enough relationship now after 20 years. We'll get there."

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Roenick had his jersey retired by the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday ironically before their game with the Blackhawks.

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For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this matchup, visit Blackhawks blog Second City Hockey. For more from around the league, head over to SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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