The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Kevin Rooney to a one-year, entry- level contract for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. He will remain in Albany (AHL).
Rooney, 23, is in his first full professional season after signing an AHL contract as a free agent with the Albany Devils on July 5, 2016. He leads all Albany skaters and leads all AHL rookies with 57 games played this season. He has 10 goals and seven assists for 17 points and 39 penalty minutes in 2016-17. He also skated in seven games for Albany in 2015-16 after finishing his collegiate career with Providence College (HE).
Last summer, the 6-2, 190lb. forward represented the Devils at the 2016 Prospects Challenge in Buffalo, NY and attended the 2016 Devils' Development Camp. Prior to his professional career, Rooney spent four seasons with the Friars from 2012-16, where he was a member of Providence's NCAA Championship team in 2015. Through 144 collegiate games, he scored 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points and 70 penalty minutes. The Canton, MA native earned the Athletic Department's Mal Brown Award, given annually to the male athlete whose career of intercollegiate competition portrayed sportsmanship, courage and honor, plus the Thomas Eccleston, Jr. Award as its' unsung hero.