Tony Amonte

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Tony Amonte
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Born (1970-08-02) August 2, 1970 (age 44)
Hingham, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks
Phoenix Coyotes
Philadelphia Flyers
Calgary Flames
National team  United States
NHL Draft 68th overall, 1988
New York Rangers
Playing career 1991–2007

Anthony Lewis Amonte (born August 2, 1970) is a retired American 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). He is currently the head coach of Thayer Academy Varsity Hockey Team.

Playing career[edit]

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.

Amonte, playing for Team USA, won the Gold Medal in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey tournament. Amonte scored the game-winning goal with just two and a half minutes left in the final against Team Canada.[1]

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, www.tony-amonte.com.

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]

  • 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.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1989–90
All-Hockey East Second Team 1990–91
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1991 [2]

Career statistics[edit]

Amonte in 2005
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Boston University NCAA 41 25 33 58 52
1990–91 Boston University NCAA 38 31 37 68 82
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
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 1 3 4 6 6 4 2 6 4
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 15 20 35 41 16 3 3 6 10
1995–96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 31 32 63 62 7 2 4 6 6
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 41 36 77 64 6 4 2 6 8
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 31 42 73 66
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 44 31 75 60
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 43 41 84 48
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 35 29 64 54
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 27 39 66 67 5 0 1 1 4
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 59 13 23 36 26
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 7 8 15 2 13 1 6 7 4
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 20 33 53 38 18 3 5 8 6
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 80 14 28 42 43 7 2 1 3 10
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 81 10 20 30 40 6 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 1174 416 484 900 752 99 22 33 55 56

International play[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey

Played for the United States in:

Coaching career[edit]

On June 11, 2010, Tony was named the new head coach of the hockey program at his alma mater, Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts.[3]

Family[edit]

Tony's sister is Kelly Amonte Hiller, head coach of women's lacrosse at Northwestern University. Hiller has guided the team to seven National Titles. Hiller was also a four-time All-American at the University of Maryland, College Park and two-time NCAA Division 1 Player of the Year in 1995 and 1996.

Tony is a cousin of NHL player Charlie Coyle, currently playing for the Minnesota Wild.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleury, Theo; Kirstie McLellan Day (2009). Playing With Fire. HarperCollins. p. 138. ISBN 978-1-55468-239-3. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ Holmes, Bob (June 11, 2010). "Tony Amonte named new Thayer coach". The Boston Globe. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Doug Gilmour
Chicago Blackhawks captain
2000-02
Succeeded by
Alexei Zhamnov