Amonte during his last NHL season (2006–07)
|Born||August 2, 1970|
Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|Played for|| New York Rangers |
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft|| 68th overall, 1988 |
New York Rangers
Anthony Lewis Amonte (born August 2, 1970) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He played right wing over 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers and the Calgary Flames. He is currently the head coach of Thayer Academy varsity hockey team.
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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 third in the balloting for the Calder Memorial 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 where he was initially reunited with former Thayer Academy teammate Jeremy Roenick, scoring at least 30 goals six times and at least 40 three times, including having a five-season-long streak in which 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.
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.
As of March 2020, he is ranked 13th all-time in points among 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.
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|Representing the United States|
|2002 Salt Lake City||Team competition|
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On June 11, 2010, Tony was named the new head coach of the hockey program at his alma mater, Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts.
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Amonte and his wife Laurie have two sons and two daughters.
Amonte'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, who currently plays for the Boston Bruins.
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I’m cousins with Bobby Sheehan and Tony Amonte.
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