Bill Guerin

USA Hockey

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The Short List

  • Member of the 2006 U.S. Olympic team
  • Member of the 2002 U.S. Olympic silver medal team; played on the 1998 squad that placed fifth
  • Most Valuable Player at 2001 NHL All-Star Game (3 goals and 2 assists in game)
  • First American selected in the 1989 NHL Draft, taken fifth overall by New Jersey

Did You Know?

  • During 2000-01 NHL season, Guerin surpassed the 20-plus goal mark for the third straight season and sixth time overall in his career and scored 30-plus goals for the second time. He finished 13th overall in the league's Art Ross scoring race
  • Guerin turned pro with the New Jersey Devils in 1992 and was traded to Edmonton Oilers in 1998, where he spent nearly three years. He came home to Boston in November 2000 via a trade with the Bruins during his 10th season
  • Played at Boston College for two seasons before joining Team USA for the 1991-92 pre-Olympic tour
  • His favorite recreation is golf and favorite hobby is motorcycles
  • Owns a Bernese Mountain Dog named Brodie

It's Every Day
Guerin is the only player on the 2002 U.S. Olympic team who was cut from a previous Olympic squad. Guerin, a 21-year-old amateur player at the time, was part of the 1992 Team USA's pre-Olympic tour. He was the last forward cut from the team. He turned professional after the disappointment, joining the New Jersey Devils who drafted him in 1989.

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About Team USA performance at the Nagano Olympics: "I'm not really happy with our results the last time we were in the Olympics. We want to play better, have a better showing."