Over the course of Main Camp, media intern Emily Polglaze will be catching up with some of Janesville’s new prospects. These include draft picks, tendered players, and camp invitees. This time we feature a Jets tendered player, Trey Rooney. Rooney will play in Saturday’s All-Star Game.
Name: Trey Rooney
Birth year: 1998
Hometown: Robinsdale, MN
Rooney primarily played for the Euless Jr. Stars in the NA3HL in the 2016-2017 season. He played in 36 games and had 45 total points (22G/23A). The Jets tendered Rooney in February.
EP: Where did you play last year?
TR: I played for the Austin Bruins in the NAHL and Euless Jr. Stars in the NA3HL last year.
EP: What brings you to Janesville’s Main Camp?
TR: I tendered here last fall. I’ve come here before and have really enjoyed it, so I couldn’t wait to get things started.
EP: How would you describe yourself as a player?
TR: I try to play a good two-way game because defense leads to offense.
EP: Who do you model your game after?
TR: I would say Casey Mittelstadt (incoming Minnesota Gophers freshman) because he’s one of my best friends, he just got drafted and that’s a kid’s dream (8th overall to the Buffalo Sabres). He’s a really good two-way forward.
EP: How has camp been going so far?
TR: Camp has been great so far. I played a pretty good game Thursday and can’t wait to get back on the ice today. Pace is very fast, which is great because at the next level it’s going to be very fast!
EP: What are your goals for Main Camp?
TR: I want to make a really good first impression on the coaches.