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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
54-20-8 116
52-24-6 110
46-25-11 103
44-26-12 100
37-35-10 84
37-38-7 81
27-46-9 63
25-46-11 61

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 6 12 -1 13:51 18
Post Season 2 2 1 12:37 4

Top Kevin Rooney News

  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Helps out on empty-netter

    Rooney earned an assist and four PIM in Friday's 5-3 win over the Penguins in Game 6.

    Rooney set up Andrew Copp for the empty-netter in the final minute of the game. This was Rooney's second assist in six playoff contests. The 28-year-old center has added 18 hits, five shots on net, four PIM and a plus-1 rating while seeing limited playing time on the fourth line.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Logs shorthanded assist

    Rooney notched a shorthanded assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Penguins in Game 3.

    Rooney set up Andrew Copp for a shorthanded tally that tied the game at 4-4 in the second period. The 28-year-old Rooney is unlikely to play much more than a fourth-line role, so he's not likely to be a factor for most fantasy managers. He posted 12 points in 61 regular-season contests this year.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Ready to rock

    Rooney (upper body) will be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup Saturday versus the Senators, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    Rooney is expected to return to a bottom-six role after an absence that lasted over a month, centering the fourth line against Ottawa. He's picked up 11 points through 51 games this campaign.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Targeting early April return

    Rooney (upper body) has been skating on his own and is targeting an early April return to game action, per coach Gerard Gallant, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    The same is true of fellow injured Rangers forward Kappo Kakko (wrist). New York beefed up its forward depth at the trade deadline, but there should still be a lineup spot for Rooney in the bottom six upon his return, as he's one of the team's top penalty killers and chipped in 11 points in 51 games prior to getting injured.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Deemed week-to-week

    Rooney (upper body) was ruled a week-to-week decision Thursday, per Colin Stephenson of Newsday.

    Rooney has averaged 13:58 of ice time and generated 11 points over 51 games this season. Tim Gettinger was recalled from AHL Hartford in a corresponding move the same day Rooney was placed on injured reserve.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Lands on IR

    Rooney (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

    Rooney will miss at least the next three games due to the seven-day minimum absence that comes with his placement on injured reserve. The 28-year-old has averaged 14:18 of ice time and distributed one assist over the last 10 games.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Exits with upper-body injury

    Rooner (upper body) won't return to Wednesday's game versus the Blues, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

    Rooney left the Rangers' bench in the second period and did not return. If the 28-year-old is forced to miss more time, Morgan Barron would likely enter the lineup. The Rangers' next game is Friday versus the Devils.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Helps out on empty-netter

    Rooney managed an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Sharks.

    Rooney set up the empty-net goal by Chris Kreider, which was the latter's 200th career tally. The 28-year-old Rooney has provided assists in two of the last three games. The American forward typically doesn't add much offense, but absences due to injuries and COVID-19 protocols have pushed him into a third line role. He's at nine points, 41 shots on net, 40 hits, 30 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in 35 appearances.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Sends assist

    Rooney logged an assist, a plus-2 rating and two hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.

    Rooney set up Jarred Tinordi for the go-ahead goal early in the third period. The 28-year-old Rooney snapped his eight-game point drought with the helper. The American forward is up to six goals, two assists, 39 shots on net, 38 hits and a plus-2 rating in 33 contests, playing mainly in a bottom-six role.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Exits COVID-19 protocols

    Rooney cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda.

    Rooney logged one assist and one goal through his 10 appearances prior to landing in the league's virus protocols. The 28-year-old struggled through a seven-game point drought back in November, and he was held without a point in his last six games.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Rooney entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.

    Rooney will need to submit a pair of negative COVID-19 tests before rejoining the Rangers, so he'll miss Wednesday's matchup with Florida at a minimum. The 28-year-old forward has only picked up seven points through 30 games this season, so his absence will almost certainly go unnoticed in most fantasy circles.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Contributes pair of points

    Rooney scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Blackhawks.

    Rooney's pair of points came in the third period to help secure the Rangers' lead. The 28-year-old last got on the scoresheet with a two-goal effort versus the Islanders on Nov. 24. Rooney has six tallies, one helper, 28 shots on net, 29 hits and a plus-3 rating through 24 appearances.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: First two-goal game in NHL

    Rooney scored two goals on three shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.

    Rooney's first career two-goal game helped the Rangers win in their first trip to UBS Arena. He doubled the visitors' lead in the second period and quieted the crowd at the 4:12 mark of the third, just 20 seconds after the Islanders had finally given them something to cheer about by cutting the Rangers' lead in half. Rooney also made his customary contributions on the penalty kill, soaking up more than five minutes of shorthanded ice time in a physical game that featured plenty of penalties.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Finds twine Friday

    Rooney scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Friday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Rangers.

    Rooney scored at 2:52 of the second period to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead. The 28-year-old has struggled to produce consistent offense in a fourth-line role. He's at three markers, nine shots on net and 16 hits through 11 appearances -- despite the lackluster offense, the Massachusetts native is unlikely to exit the lineup as one of the Rangers' top penalty-killing forwards.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: More real value than fantasy value

    Rooney failed to post any meaningful statistics over 13:18 of ice time in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Kraken.

    Rooney centered a Rangers fourth line that managed to keep the puck in Seattle's zone for extended periods, even though that possession didn't lead to many quality chances. Couple that even-strength action with Rooney's 3:38 of ice time on the penalty kill -- which led all forwards -- and he's doing exactly what coach Gerard Gallant wants of him, though Rooney's defensive-minded role is more valuable to the Rangers than fantasy managers.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Plays in career-high 54 games

    Rooney finished the season with career highs in goals (eight), assists (14) and games played (54).

    Rooney beat his 2018-19 career highs by two goals and four points while playing five more games than he did last season. He was a fixture in the Rangers' bottom six this season, but the soon-to-be 28-year-old Rooney will likely need to earn his spot in the lineup against a bevy of younger challengers in camp next season.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Fills empty net

    Rooney scored a shorthanded, empty-net goal in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.

    Rooney controlled the puck after a scrambled faceoff and flung it down the ice for the final goal of the game. The 27-year-old is up to eight tallies, 13 points, 52 shots on net, 32 PIM and 95 hits through 47 contests. He mainly plays in a fourth-line role.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Having career year in limited role

    Rooney had one shot over 10:40 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.

    Rooney works on the fourth line and the penalty kill, not exactly fantasy-friendly roles. The 27-year-old forward has already set career highs in both goals (seven) and points (12) in 45 games this season.

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  • Rangers' Kevin Rooney: Two helpers Sunday

    Rooney picked up two assists in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Capitals.

    He was right in the middle of a frantic Rangers rally from a 4-0 deficit in the third period, setting up Colin Blackwell and Alexis Lafreniere less than three minutes apart for the team's second and third tallies. Rooney had just one point, a goal, in his prior 11 games, and on the season the fourth-liner has five goals and 10 points through 32 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 201 lbs
Birthplace: Canton, MA
Age: 28
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left