Carter Rowney

Mark Allan

2018-05-13

 

Carter Rowney, RW/C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 201

Born: 1989-05-10

Hometown:  Grande Prairie, AB, CAN

Drafted: Undrafted. Signed March 2016 by PGH to two-year entry contract

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

May 2018 – The late-bloomer is a testament to the power of persistence. He didn’t get his NHL debut until he played three junior seasons, four more in the NCAA, two split between the ECHL and AHL, then one full AHL campaign before reaching the Promised Land – a 27-game, seven-point big-league baptism. He even had three assists in 20 playoff games as Pittsburgh stormed to a second straight Stanley Cup. While he’s been a good AHL producer, Rowney is strictly an NHL fourth-liner, at least with the Pens. The 28-year-old is a UFA, the younger Riley Sheahan is an RFA and Rowney might soon be with another organization. Mark Allan

 

 

February 2018 – It’s a good thing the 6-2, 200-pounder can play right wing as well as center because Pittsburgh is loaded down the middle with Crosby, Malkin, Brassard and Sheahan. The 28-year-old Rowney plays with some grit and will probably join Sheahan and Tom Kühnhackl as one of the league’s more effective fourth lines. Rowney’s experience with faceoffs gives coach Mike Sullivan a good option should a linesman throw Sheahan out of the circle. Mark Allan

 

November 2017 – After missing 14 games with a broken hand, Rowney was pointless in a 21-shift, minus-2 effort in a 4-3 loss Nov. 24 in Boston. Again pointless three days later in a 5-4 OT win over Philadelphia, he had a better o