|Steven Paul Rooney
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 6.28.62 Canton, Massachusetts
|How he arrived: Traded by the Winnipeg Jets with Jets' 3rd round pick in the 1990 E.D. for Alain
Chevrier and Devils' 7th round pick in the 1989 E.D., 7.19.88
How he left: Released 10.10.90 and signed by the Los Angeles Kings, 11.13.90
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Rooney had ended up getting pigeon-holed into a fourth line player. Playing on a team as deep and talented as the
Canadiens were at that time can lead to such circumstances.
The one advantage that he had when the Devils acquired him was that he played for Lou Lamoriello at Providence. But
the season he came in was riddled with injuries to his shoulder, limiting him to only 25 games. He did get in one long
enough for me to watch him live. I don't know why, but the biggest memory I have of Rooney as a Devil was in the first
ever game I went to live, he scored a goal in it.
The following season was spent playing in Utica, where he scored 25 points and racked up 134 PIMs. He would
continue to play in the minors until the 91-92 season, when he last played for the Maine Mariners for a handful of
games. That's when he would retire.
He would return to the Boston are and go to work for Alpha Delta, Inc., a telecommunications and broadband company.
|Entry Draft: 1981 Fifth Round Pick (88th overall) by the