Aaron Rome (D)
Enters his tenth professional season in 2013-14. Rome was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He did not sign with Los Angeles and signed as a free-agent with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on June 7, 2004. Rome made his pro and AHL debut with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks during the 2004-05 season and made his NHL debut with Anaheim on January 2, 2007 against the Detroit Red Wings. He played in one post-season game during the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs, the year the Ducks won the Stanley Cup. Rome did not qualify to have his name engraved on the Cup, because he did not play in the Finals, but he did receive a Stanley Cup ring. He was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 15, 2007, along with Clay Wilson in exchange for Geoff Platt. Rome recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on March 16, 2008 vs. Detroit and also scored his first NHL goal against the Red Wings when he scored on goaltender Dominik Hasek on April 3, 2008. After two years with Columbus, he became a free agent and signed with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1, 2009. He re-signed with Vancouver on a two-year deal after the 2009-10 season and helped the Canucks reach the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, before losing to the Boston Bruins in seven games. Following his third year with Vancouver, Rome signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars on July 1, 2012. Rome played five seasons of major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League with Saskatoon, Kootenay, Swift Current and Moose Jaw. In 304 career WHL games he scored 155 points (31 goals, 124 assists) and 646 penalty minutes. He also played in 34 career WHL playoff games and had 16 points (3 goals, 13 assists) and 66 PIMs. Rome has three brothers that have all played pro hockey. His older brothers Ryan and Reagan are retired, while younger brother Ashton is currently playing in Germany for Dusseldorf EG; Rome is the only one of the family to play in the NHL.