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.
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.
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.
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.
Rooney recorded an assist in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Devils.
Rooney contributed to New York's four-goal, third-period onslaught against his former team. The 27-year-old Massachusetts native has become a staple in the Rangers' bottom six thanks to his north-south style and ability to play center or wing.
Rooney scored a goal on two shots, doled out a team-high five hits and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.
Tuukka Rask shrugged off a deflection by Brendan Lemieux (which may have been on a high stick), but Rooney was there with a legal tap-in for the rebound. The 27-year-old Rooney has done well in a fourth-line role with three goals and an assist, a plus-6 rating, 17 hits and 11 shots on net through 10 contests. All four of his points have come in the last five games.
Rooney scored a goal on two shots in a 3-1 victory against the Penguins on Monday.
Rooney got the Rangers on the board with 2:18 left in the second period, staying with a loose puck and jamming it in to tie the game at 1-1. It was Rooney's second straight game with a goal and offset a tough night in the faceoff circle (0-7) for the fourth-line center.
Rooney scored a short-handed goal on his only shot in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
Rooney collected his first goal of the season while working a 2-on-0 short-handed rush with K'Andre Miller and converting a perfect return feed from the rookie defenseman. Rooney, 27, has only scored 11 goals in 101 career NHL games but four of those tallies have come while shorthanded.
Contrary to a previous report, Rooney (undisclosed) will play Friday's game against the Penguins, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Rooney wasn't expected to play Friday, but with Julien Gauthier serving as a healthy scratch, he'll enter the lineup for the second time this year. The 27-year-old has posted 19 points over 96 NHL games. He's slated to play on the fourth line.
Rooney (undisclosed) is expected to be unavailable for Friday's matchup with Pittsburgh, NHL.com reports.
It will be the third straight game on the shelf for Rooney due to his undisclosed injury. Considering the center managed just one shot and one hit in 8:22 of ice time against the Islanders on Opening Night, fantasy players aren't likely to notice his absence.
Rooney (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's game against the Devils, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
The 27-year-old logged 8:22 in the season opener, but he hasn't suited up since then. His next opportunity to play will be Friday against the Penguins.
Rooney (undisclosed) won't suit up for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports.
It remains unknown what Rooney is dealing with, though his injury arose after taking contact up high in the season opener. The 27-year-old center's next chance to play will be Tuesday against the Devils.
Rooney (undisclosed) has been labeled day-to-day ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Islanders.
Rooney logged 8:22 of ice time versus the Isles on Thursday before exiting the contest. The team figures to slide Brett Howden into the lineup if Rooney is unable to play Saturday. Even if Rooney is in action, fantasy players probably shouldn't be banking on him to tickle the twine with consistency given he notched just four goals in 49 games with New Jersey last year.
Rooney (undisclosed) was injured on a third-period collision with Ross Johnston, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Rooney and Johnston appeared to run into each other in the neutral zone, a meeting Rooney got the worst of. He was helped to the locker room and did not return, ending with 8:22 of ice time for the game. It's unclear if Rooney will be ready to go when the Rangers meet the Islanders again Saturday. Consider the 27-year-old day-to-day for now.
Rooney signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract with the Rangers on Friday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Rooney featured in a combined 90 games (41 and 49) for the Devils over the last two seasons, recording 19 points along the way. It's unclear if the Rangers intend to use him in their bottom six, but with four centers currently ahead of him on the depth chart (Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Strome, Filip Chytil and Brett Howden), there's a good chance Rooney will kick off his Rangers tenure in the minors.
Rooney had two assists and two shots with a team-leading five hits in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Columbus.
Rooney drew the primary helper on each of New Jersey's first two goals, giving him his first multi-point game of the year. The 26-year-old had just two points through his first 28 games of 2019-20, but he's turned a corner offensively with three goals and four assists in his last 10 games.
Rooney (illness) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against Columbus, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Rooney missed just one game with his illness and should return to his usual bottom-six role. The 26-year-old forward has two points in 27 games this season.
Rooney (illness) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Capitals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
With Rooney under the weather, the recently recalled Michael McLeod will draw into the lineup against Washington. The 26-year-old pivot will hope to recover in time for Saturday's clash with Columbus.
Rooney (illness) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's clash with the Capitals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Rooney is under the weather, so his status for Thursday's contest likely won't be confirmed until the Devils take the ice for pregame warmups. If he's unable to go, New Jersey will probably promote a forward from the minors to fill in against Washington.
Rooney's point drought reached 13 games in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Colorado.
Rooney has just one assist without a goal in 22 appearances this season. The 26-year-old fourth-liner can continue to be ignored in all fantasy formats.
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|05/06||@ BOS||L 0-4||0||0||0||0||13:42|
|05/05||vs WAS||L 2-4||0||0||0||+1||13:37|
|05/03||vs WAS||L 3-6||0||1||1||-1||12:15|
|05/01||@ NYI||L 0-3||0||0||0||-1||13:14|
|04/29||vs NYI||L 0-4||0||0||0||0||13:49|
|04/27||vs BUF||W 3-1||0||0||0||0||9:35|
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