Rowney, 33, played 26 games for the Detroit Red Wings last season, scoring four goals and registering six points. The undrafted free agent signing out of the University of North Dakota worked his way up from the ECHL to make his NHL debut in 2017 and won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins as a 27-year-old rookie.
While that certainly was his career highlight, Rowney used his success in Pittsburgh to land a three-year, $3.4MM contract with the Anaheim Ducks in 2018 and now leaves the NHL having played in 249 regular season games. Not bad for a player out of the AJHL who scored just a single goal in his first year of college hockey.
Given his age and already declining usage, it may be the last we see of him in the NHL.