Dallas Stars 20th Anniversary Team Player Profile: Bill Guerin
The Dallas Stars will honor Bill Guerin before tonight's game against the Nashville Predators at the American Airlines Center, Guerin was one of twenty to be selected to the Dallas Stars' 20 year All Time Team. Hailing from Worcester, Massachusetts Bill Guerin could be best described as your typical power forward, being both physical and able to put pucks in the back of the net.
Drafted 5th overall round 1 in the 1989 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils, Bill won his first Stanley Cup with the Devils in the 94'-95' season. However Guerin would part ways with the Devils mid season in 1997, traded along with Valeri Zelepukin to Oilers for Jason Arnott and Bryan Muir. Guerin would spend four years with the Edmonton Oilers and this would start a hockey bond with teammate Doug Weight that would last through their NHL careers.
Internationally Guerin would help Team USA win a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Games and previously represented Team USA 1998 games and again later 2006 along side the likes of Doug Weight and Mike Modano.
After a brief two year stint with the Boston Bruins, Bill Guerin would find himself in a Dallas Stars' uniform in the 02'-03' season. Guerin would end up having 72 goals, 87 assists, and had 159 points in his three years with the Dallas Stars. Bill Guerin was the perfect teammate, able to score goals and or drop the gloves, if need be for the Stars. He was a great counterpart with Mike Modano in his days with the Stars providing some offense and toughness. Bill Guerin would be reunited once again with his friend Doug Weight, this time in St, Louis with the Blues. After being traded to the Sharks, after just two years, Guerin would sign with the NY Islanders, again joining USA teammate Doug Weight on the team.
Bill Guerin would finish his career as Pittsburg Penguin, and would win his second Stanley Cup 08'-09' season. Bill Guerin is currently working with the Pittsburg Penguins organization as a player development coach. The much traveled right wing is the first NHL player to have a 20 goal season with 7 different teams. Born of Nicaraguan and Irish blood, Bill Guerin is credited as the first NHL player of Hispanic heritage to play. The video below is a is quick highlight of Bill Guerin.