James Marooney


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-9
  • Weight 175
  • Hometown Chaska, Minn.
  • Junior Team Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree and two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades in 2021
  • Enters senior season with 54 career games played, posting 10 points on a goal and nine assists, with 63 shot blocks

2022-23 (Senior Season, though Jan. 1)

  • Injured Nov. 18 vs. Notre Dame and has not played since
  • Three assists and 12 blocks on the year while appearing in 12 games
  • Three shot blocks Oct. 2 at Mercyhurst and Oct. 20 vs. Bentley
  • +4 in series at Mercyhurst Oct. 1-2, with assist and +3 mark in game

2021-22 (Junior Season)

  • Skated in 31 games, with a goal and eight assists and 45 shot blocks, all career highs
  • Sixth on the team with +14 on the year, including career-high +3 mark vs. Michigan Dec. 11 and at Wisconsin Jan. 8; +1 or better in 11 games, with just four minus ratings
  • Four-game assist streak Jan. 28-Feb. 5
  • Assist in each game at Penn State Jan. 28-29, with five blocked shots in the series; followed with assists in both games vs. Wisconsin Feb. 4-5
  • Career-high two assists and points at Wisconsin Jan. 8, with +3 mark
  • Two games with five blocks (Nov. 27 vs. Mercyhurst, Jan. 1 vs. LIU)
  • Scored first career goal Nov. 27 vs. Mercyhurst; +2 and had five shot blocks in the game
  • Assist vs. Bentley Oct. 9 and vs. Penn State
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors

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
  • Logistics management major
  • 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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