Kevin Rooney (ice hockey)

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Kevin Rooney
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Rooney with the New York Rangers in 2021
Born (1993-05-21) May 21, 1993 (age 28)
Canton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present

Kevin Rooney (born May 21, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Rooney played collegiate hockey with Providence College of the Hockey East and helped the Friars win the 2015 National Collegiate Athletic Association championship. After his senior year as captain of the Friars in the 2015–16 season, Rooney made his professional debut with the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League on an amateur try-out on March 29, 2016.[1] He played out the season collecting 3 assists in 7 games.

Rooney opted to continue with the Albany Devils, signing a one-year extension deal on July 5, 2016.[2] In the 2016–17 season, Rooney added 10 goals in 57 games with Albany before he was signed to his first NHL contract, on a one-year, entry-level deal for the remainder of the season with parent club, the New Jersey Devils on February 28, 2017.[3] Three days later, Rooney was called up to New Jersey and made his NHL debut in a 1–0 loss to the Washington Capitals on March 2, 2017.[4]

On July 26, 2017, the Devils re-signed Rooney to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000.[5] Despite being cut from training camp, Rooney was recalled on September 27, 2017, to play in the preseason.[6] He was sent back down to the AHL before the regular season began but was recalled again on January 25, 2018, due to numerous injured players. However the recall was short lived as he was sent back down the next day.[7][8]

On August 13, 2018, Rooney signed a new two-year contract with the Devils.[9] On November 20, 2018, Rooney was named captain of the Binghamton Devils.[10]

After four seasons within the Devils organization, Rooney left as a free agent to sign a two-year, $1.5 million contract with rival club, the New York Rangers, on October 9, 2020.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Rooney is the nephew of former NHL winger Steve Rooney.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Canton High School HSMA
2009–10 Canton High School HSMA 35 20 55
2010–11 Berkshire School HS-Prep 25 12 14 26 8
2011–12 Berkshire School HS-Prep 30 14 12 26 10
2012–13 Providence College HE 29 1 3 4 18
2013–14 Providence College HE 36 3 4 7 20
2014–15 Providence College HE 41 7 8 15 12
2015–16 Providence College HE 38 6 4 10 20
2015–16 Albany Devils AHL 7 0 3 3 0
2016–17 Albany Devils AHL 71 13 8 21 39 4 1 0 1 2
2016–17 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 0 0 0 4
2017–18 Binghamton Devils AHL 71 14 20 34 63
2017–18 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Binghamton Devils AHL 38 1 16 17 26
2018–19 New Jersey Devils NHL 41 6 4 10 15
2019–20 New Jersey Devils NHL 49 4 5 9 20
2020–21 New York Rangers NHL 54 8 6 14 54
NHL totals 149 18 15 33 93
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Latvia

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2021 United States WC 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10 0 1 1 6
Senior totals 10 0 1 1 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devils add Kevin Rooney from Providence College". Albany Devils. 2016-03-29. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  2. ^ "A-Devils signs Mandat, Rooney and Novak". Albany Devils. 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  3. ^ "Devils sign Kevin Rooney to entry-level deal". New Jersey Devils. 2017-02-28. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  4. ^ "Kevin Rooney's debut spoiled by Holtby and Capitals". National Hockey League. 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  5. ^ "Devile re-sign forward Kevin Rooney to one-year, two-way contract". New Jersey Devils. 2017-07-26. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  6. ^ Ryan, Chris (September 27, 2017). "Update on Michael McLeod's injury, and why Kevin Rooney's recall to Devils was unrelated". nj.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Stolfi, James (January 30, 2018). "1/30 Pregame Notes: Devils at Sabres". NHL.com. New Jersey Devils. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  8. ^ Gross, Andrew (January 26, 2018). "Devils re-assign Mackenzie Blackwood, Kevin Rooney to Binghamton (AHL)". North Jersey Media Group. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Devils re-sign forward Kevin Rooney to a two-year contract". NHL.com. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Kevin Rooney named B-Devils captain for 2018-19 season". WBNG (in American English). 2018-11-21. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  11. ^ "Rangers announce six free agent signings". New York Rangers. October 9, 2020. Retrieved October 9, 2020.

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