The New Jersey Devils have been forced into a position where they have to play a majority of the AHL team on the NHL roster. In that time, Kevin Rooney has stood out as a future member of the franchise.
New York Hockey Journal recently had a Q&A with the Devils forward.
Earlier this season, you were named captain of the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Devils. What type of leader are you?
“First and foremost, I feel like I’ve always been a pretty good teammate. With a young group in Binghamton, I took it upon myself to take the next step this year and start helping with the development of some of the AHL guys in the organization. For the most part, I feel like I’m a leader by example. I try to do things the right way every day. I’ve never been a big rah-rah, screaming type of guy. I try to take everything day by day and be a good pro every day, on and off the ice. It’s something the team took notice of and it’s an honor and special to be named captain.”