BIRTHPLACE: Hingham, Mass.
BORN: August 2, 1970
TEAMS/ASSOCIATIONS: New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames, U.S. Olympic Teams, U.S. Men's National Team
Tony Amonte played a major role in one of the most memorable moments in U.S. hockey history when he scored the game-winning goal against Canada at 17:25 of the third period in the deciding game of the the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996.
In 1,174 games over 15 years in the National Hockey League, Amonte registered 416 goals and 484 assists for 900 points, while playing for five teams (New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers and Calgary Flames).
After being selected by the Rangers in the fourth round (68th overall) in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, the Hingham, Mass., native recorded 69 points (35-34) during his rookie season in 1991-92, placing third in the Calder Trophy balloting, an award that goes to the NHL's top rookie.
A five-time NHL all-star (1997-2001), Amonte currently ranks 11th on the all-time points list among American-born players. He broke the 30-goal mark in eight of his 15 seasons and led the Blackhawks twice in scoring (1996-97, 1999-2000).
In addition to his stellar NHL career, Amonte starred on the international stage. A member of two Olympic teams (1998, 2002), he recorded four points in helping lead Team USA to the silver medal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also a two-time member of Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey (1996, 2004), the U.S. Men's National Team (1991, 1993) and the U.S. National Junior Team (1989, 1990), Amonte scored 13 goals and added 20 assists while wearing a Team USA sweater. He also helped Team USA capture the silver medal at the 1990 Goodwill Games.