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Bill Guerin during his time as Islanders captain.
Born November 9, 1970 (1970-11-09) (age 39),
Wilbraham, MA, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
New Jersey Devils
Edmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
Dallas Stars
St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks
New York Islanders
Ntl. team  United States
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1989
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1991 – present

William Robert Guerin (born November 9, 1970) is a American[1] professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was the first Latino player in the NHL.[2]

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Playing career

Bill Guerin has played for the New Jersey Devils, the Edmonton Oilers, the Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, and the New York Islanders, and was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 4, 2009 just before the 3:00pm trade deadline.

He has won the Stanley Cup twice, with New Jersey in 1995 and with Pittsburgh in 2009, the World Cup in 1996, a silver medal with Team USA at the 2002 Winter Olympics and was named MVP for the 2001 All-Star game. He was drafted in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft 5th overall by the Devils.

After a 41-goal season in 2001–02, as a free-agent, he left the Bruins and signed a 5-year contract with the Dallas Stars.[3] Guerin performed below expectations during his tenure with the Stars. After a disappointing season in 2005–06 where he notched only 40 points, Dallas decided to buy out the remainder of his contract. The conditions of buyouts in the NHL meant that the Stars would pay him 2/3 of the remaining salary on his contract spread out over twice as many years. This meant $6.7 million over one year became $4.4 million over 2 years.

He became an unrestricted free agent, and on July 3, 2006, he signed a one-year $2 million dollar deal with the St Louis Blues.[4] Playing on a line with former Oiler teammate Doug Weight, Bill revived his career, easily eclipsing his disappointing goal-scoring mark from the 2005–06 season. He was named to the 2007 All-Star game (hosted by the Dallas Stars) to represent the Blues. Despite numerous criticisms of his play during his time as a Star, Guerin received a standing ovation from the Dallas faithful in recognition as his status as a long time fan favorite.

On February 2, 2007, Guerin became the 214th NHL player to play in 1,000 games.[5]

On February 27, 2007, Guerin was traded to the San Jose Sharks.[6] for Ville Nieminen, prospect Jay Barriball, and a conditional first-round pick (Either New Jersey's in 2007 or San Jose's in 2008).

On July 5, 2007, Guerin signed a two-year contract with the New York Islanders.[7] On July 9, 2007, Guerin was named captain of the New York Islanders, making him the 11th captain in Islanders history.[8]

On March 4, 2009 Guerin was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional draft pick. The pick, a 2009 4th round pick if the Penguins made the playoffs, was later turned into a 2009 3rd round pick once the Penguins advanced to the 2nd round of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs.[9]

On April 17, 2009 Guerin scored the overtime winning goal at 18:29 in the overtime period to put the Penguins up 2-0 in the playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers.[10]

Guerin won the Stanley Cup again on June 12, 2009, with the Pittsburgh Penguins, by defeating the same team as he had with New Jersey in 1995, the Detroit Red Wings, by a final score of 2-1 for Game 7 at Joe Louis Arena. His 14 years between Stanley Cups as a player was the third-longest wait in NHL history, behind Chris Chelios (16) and Mark Recchi (15).

After much vocal encouragement for his return from the crowd and teammates at Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup parade on June 15, as well as expressing his own affection for the city and team, Guerin signed a one-year contract extension with the Penguins on June 29 at a greatly reduced salary, to play through the 2009–10 season.

Awards

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Boston College HE 39 14 11 25 64
1990–91 Boston College HE 38 26 19 45 102
1991–92 Utica Devils AHL 22 13 10 23 6 4 1 3 4 14
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 0 1 1 9 6 3 0 3 4
1992–93 Utica Devils AHL 18 10 7 17 47
1992–93 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 14 20 34 63 5 1 1 2 4
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 81 25 19 44 101 17 2 1 3 35
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 48 12 13 25 72 20 3 8 11 30
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 23 30 53 116
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 29 18 47 95 8 2 1 3 18
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 19 5 5 10 13
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 40 13 16 29 80 12 7 1 8 17
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 30 34 64 133 3 0 2 2 2
1999–00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 70 24 22 46 123 5 3 2 5 9
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 21 12 10 22 18
2000–01 Boston Bruins NHL 64 28 35 63 122
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 78 41 25 66 91 6 4 2 6 6
2002–03 Dallas Stars NHL 64 25 25 50 113 4 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 82 34 35 69 109 5 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 70 13 27 40 115 5 3 1 4 0
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 61 28 19 47 52
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 16 8 1 9 14 9 0 2 2 12
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 81 23 21 44 65
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 61 16 20 36 63
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 17 5 7 12 18 24 7 8 15 15
NHL totals 1,185 408 403 811 1,585 122 35 29 64 150

Transactions

International play

References

  1. ^ "February is "Hockey Is For Everyone" Month". Central Hockey League. http://www.centralhockeyleague.com/pressroom/index.html?article_id=328. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/story/10582867
  3. ^ "Bill Guerin bolts Bruins for Stars". CBC.ca. 2002. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2002/07/04/guerin020703.html. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Blues sign veteran forward Guerin to one-year deal". ESPN.com. 2006. http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2508904. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  5. ^ Rutherford, Jeremy (2007). "Blue Notes: Guerin hits 1,000 games tonight". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/blues/story/E6C5944C825A532A86257276001921BE?OpenDocument. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  6. ^ "Guerin switches to San Jose Sharks". CNN.com. 2007. http://edition.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/02/28/nhl.trades/. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  7. ^ Coffey, Phil (2007). "Islanders bolster offense with Guerin". NHL.com. http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=327283. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  8. ^ "Islanders name Guerin new captain". http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=213187&hubname=nhl. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  9. ^ "Penguins acquire C Guerin". March 4, 2009. http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=Aj7OMfrCc7uNfwmjd0jrfm5Q2bYF?slug=txpenguinsguerinislanders&prov=st&type=lgns. 
  10. ^ Molinari, Dave (April 18, 2009). "Guerin's 2nd goal of game wins it in overtime as Penguins take 2-0 series lead". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09108/963857-61.stm. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alexei Yashin
New York Islanders captain
200709
Succeeded by
Doug Weight







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