Tony Amonte

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Tony Amonte
Amonte during his last NHL season (2006–07)
Born (1970-08-02) August 2, 1970 (age 50)
Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.
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 teamFlag of the United States.svg  United States
NHL Draft 68th overall, 1988
New York Rangers
Playing career 19912007

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.


Playing career

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. [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.

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. [2]

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.


Awards and honors

All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1989–90
All-Hockey East Second Team 1990–91
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1991 [3]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1985–86 Thayer Academy HS-Prep 2000
1986–87Thayer AcademyHS-Prep25253257
1987–88Thayer AcademyHS-Prep28303868
1988–89Thayer AcademyHS-Prep25353873
1989–90 Boston University HE 4125335852
1990–91 Boston UniversityHE3831376882
1990–91 New York Rangers NHL 20222
1991–92 New York RangersNHL7935346955133692
1992–93 New York RangersNHL8333437649
1993–94 New York RangersNHL7216223831
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL7134664264
1994–95 HC Fassa Euroliga 1422163810
1994–95 Chicago BlackhawksNHL48152035411633610
1995–96 Chicago BlackhawksNHL813132636272466
1996–97 Chicago BlackhawksNHL814136776464268
1997–98 Chicago BlackhawksNHL8231427366
1998–99 Chicago BlackhawksNHL8244317560
1999–00 Chicago BlackhawksNHL8243418448
2000–01 Chicago BlackhawksNHL8235296454
2001–02 Chicago BlackhawksNHL822739666750114
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL5913233626
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL1378152131674
2003–04 Philadelphia FlyersNHL8020335338183586
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL8014284243721310
2006–07 Calgary FlamesNHL811020304060110
NHL totals11744164849007529922335556


YearTeamEvent GPGAPtsPIM
1989 United States WJC 71342
1990 United StatesWJC75274
1991 United States WC 102574
1993 United StatesWC61238
1996 United States WCH 72466
1998 United States OLY 40114
2002 United StatesOLY62240
2004 United StatesWCH50110
Junior totals1465116
Senior totals387152222

International play

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing the Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2002 Salt Lake City Team competition

Played for the United States in:

Coaching career

On June 11, 2010, Tony was named the new head coach of the hockey program at his alma mater, Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts. [4]


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. [5]

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  1. Fleury, Theo; Kirstie McLellan Day (2009). Playing With Fire . HarperCollins. p.  138. ISBN   978-1-55468-239-3.
  3. "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Holmes, Bob (June 11, 2010). "Tony Amonte named new Thayer coach". The Boston Globe.
  5. Coyle, Charlie (May 27, 2019). "Let's Bring It Home". The Players' Tribune. Archived from the original on May 27, 2019. Retrieved 2020-03-23. I’m cousins with Bobby Sheehan and Tony Amonte.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Doug Gilmour
Chicago Blackhawks captain
2000 02
Succeeded by
Alexei Zhamnov