James Marooney


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 5-9
  • Weight 165
  • Hometown Chaska, Minn.
  • Junior Team Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree
  • Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 2021

2020-21 (Sophomore Season)

  • Played in 10 games before suffering season-ending injury
  • 14 blocks, including four at Michigan Jan. 16 and three at Minnesota Nov. 24 and vs. Wisconsin Dec. 4
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten selection and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2019-20 (Freshman Season)

  • Made collegiate debut Oct. 11 vs. Western Michigan
  • Played in 13 games
  • Assist at Minnesota Jan. 24 for first career point
  • Two shot blocks at Mercyhurst Oct. 25
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played last two years with Waterloo in the USHL
  • Had 29 points, with 25 assists, in 62 regular season games in 2018-19; Skated in 35 games in 2017-18, with a 2-4-6 line and +10 mark; squad won 2018 Anderson Cup
  • Played for Holy Family Catholic for four years, along with Team Northwest
  • 29 points, with 12 goals and 17 assists, in 28 games in 2016-17 while serving as an alternate captain for Holy Catholic; all-conference selection in 2017
  • Graduated from Holy Family Catholic High School in 2018
  • Also played lacrosse


  • Son of Richard, a managing director for Prudential, and Kerry
  • Older brother, Joey, played for Minnesota from 2017-20, while Cody played at Alabama Hunstville from 2014-17
  • Wears No. 2 because it was the favorite of his oldest brother, who passed away from cancer
  • Plans to major in sport industry and would like to work in the front office side of professional hockey
  • Enjoys fishing
  • Started playing hockey at age 3; was constantly around the rink, watching his older brothers play
  • Has worked as a valet driver and at a golf course
  • Pick One: Best thing about hockey – the friendships you create; Movie – Invincible or The Perfect Storm; TV show – Game of Thrones; Musician – Bruce Springsteen; Professional team – Philadelphia Eagles; Athlete – Deion Sanders; Homecooked meal – chicken cordon bleu; Celebrity – Mark Wahlberg or Jennifer Aniston; Snack food – Goldfish; Ice cream flavor – Phish Food; Sport other than hockey – lacrosse; Vacation spot – Hawaii; Rink – Memorial Arena; Book – Of Mice and Men; Place hockey has taken you – Minnesota

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