|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
202 lb (92 kg)
|Teams||New York Rangers (1991–1994)|
Chicago Blackhawks (1994–2002)
Phoenix Coyotes (2002–2003)
Philadelphia Flyers (2003–2004)
Calgary Flames (2005–2007)
|Born||August 2, 1970,|
Hingham, MA, US
|NHL Draft||68th overall, 1988|
New York Rangers
|Pro Career||1991 – 2008|
Anthony Lewis "Tony" Amonte (born August 2, 1970) is an American retired professional ice hockey player. He played right wing for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers and the Calgary Flames, all of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Drafted 68th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, Amonte is best known for his time as a scoring star with the Chicago Blackhawks and for representing the United States in international play. Amonte made his debut in the 1991 playoffs. He impressed as a rookie, scoring over 30 goals and placing 3rd in the balloting for the Calder Trophy. He played three seasons with the Rangers, scoring 84 goals, before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks with seven games to go in the 1993–94 season, the year the Rangers went on to win the Stanley Cup. He gained stardom in Chicago, scoring at least 30 goals five times and at least 40 three times, including having a 5-season long streak where he did not miss a single game.
He began the 2002–03 season with the Phoenix Coyotes and was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers near the end of the season. Amonte signed with the Calgary Flames as a free agent on August 2, 2005 and scored his 400th NHL goal for the Flames on December 10, 2005 against the Ottawa Senators.
He is currently ranked eleventh all-time in points amongst American-born players with 900. He announced his retirement via his personal website,
On January 21, 2009, the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated Tony Amonte Heritage Night at the United Center. They awarded the first 10,000 fans with special commemorative Tony Amonte pins.
Transactions[edit | edit source]
- March 21, 1994 - Traded by the New York Rangers, along with Matt Oates, to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Stéphane Matteau and Brian Noonan.
- July 12, 2002 - Signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes.
- March 10, 2003 - Traded by the Phoenix Coyotes to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Guillaume Lefebvre, Atlanta's 2003 3rd round draft choice, and Phoenix's 2004 2nd round draft choice.
- August 2, 2005 - Signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- Hockey East Second All-Star Team - 1991
- NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team - 1991
- NHL All-Rookie Team - 1992
- Played in 5 NHL All-Star Games - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1990–91||New York Rangers||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||2||0||2||2||2|
|1991–92||New York Rangers||NHL||79||35||34||69||55||13||3||6||9||2|
|1992–93||New York Rangers||NHL||83||33||43||76||49||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||New York Rangers||NHL||72||16||22||38||31||—||—||—||—||—|
International play[edit | edit source]
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Silver||2002 Salt Lake City||Ice hockey|
Played for the United States in:
- World Junior Championships - 1988, 1989, 1990
- World Championships - 1991, 1993
- 1996 World Cup of Hockey - 1996 (gold medal)
- Winter Olympic Games - 1998, 2002 (silver medal)
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|Chicago Blackhawks captains
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