Derek Roy

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Derek Roy
Derek Roy Sabres 2012-02-19.JPG
Roy with the Sabres in 2012.
Born (1983-05-04) May 4, 1983 (age 31)
Rockland, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Nashville Predators
Buffalo Sabres
Dallas Stars
Vancouver Canucks
St. Louis Blues
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2001
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2005–present

Derek Roy (born May 4, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

Roy led the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL with 87 points during the 1999–2000 season, and won the OHL Rookie of the Year trophy. The next season, he scored 42 goals and 81 points. He was drafted 32nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. The next season, Roy set OHL career highs in goals and points and continued to be the Rangers' leading scorer.

In the Fall of 2002, Roy played for the Sabres in their preseason games. Despite his strong showing, he returned to the Rangers for the 2002–03 season, his last in the OHL. Roy captained the Rangers to an OHL championship, amassing 32 points in 21 playoff games en route to capturing the 2003 Memorial Cup. Roy won the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as Memorial Cup MVP.

Buffalo Sabres[edit]

Roy began the 2003–04 season with the Sabres' minor league affiliate (at the time), the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. After scoring at point-per-game pace after 26 games with the Americans, he was called up and played the majority of the season in Buffalo, tallying 19 points in his 49-game rookie season.

Roy skating with the Sabres in 2010.

Roy was back with the Americans the next season due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout. He failed to make the Sabres out of training camp when NHL play resumed in 2005–06. After scoring 20 points in 8 games with the Americans (including a few 5-point performances),[citation needed] he was called up to the Sabres once again. He finished the season with his first two NHL hat tricks on March 3, 2006 against the Toronto Maple Leafs and March 9, 2006 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.[1] Roy then complemented a 46-point second-year season with 15 points in the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs as the Sabres advanced to the semi-finals but lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Carolina Hurricanes.

In 2006–07, Roy improved to 63 points as the Sabres captured the Presidents' Trophy with the league's best regular season record. Meeting the Ottawa Senators in the Sabres' second consecutive semi-finals appearance, Roy scored the fastest goal to start a playoff game in franchise history nine seconds into game four (the league record is six seconds[citation needed]). After the Sabres were eliminated by the Senators, Roy agreed to a 6-year, $24 million deal with the Buffalo Sabres in the off-season, on July 27, 2007.[2]

In his first season under the new contract, Roy led the Sabres in points with 81 and was second in goals with 32 and assists with 49. With the departures of co-captains Chris Drury and Danny Briere, the Sabres failed to make the playoffs.

During the 2010–11 season, after leading the Sabres' in points for the first 35 games, Derek Roy suffered a torn quad tendon that would put him out for the rest of the regular season. He would return for just the seventh game of the Sabres' first-round series against the Flyers, which would prove to be the last game of their season.

Later years[edit]

Approaching the last year of his contract, on July 2, 2012, Roy was traded by the Sabres to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Steve Ott and Adam Pardy. Due to the effect of the 2012 NHL lockout, Roy played in just 30 games with the Stars in the 2012–13 season, before on April 2, 2013, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for prospect Kevin Connauton and a 2nd Round Pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[3] He registered an assist in his first game as a Canuck, against the Edmonton Oilers.

Left to explore free agency by the Canucks, on July 6, 2013, Roy and the St. Louis Blues agreed in principle to a one-year deal for $4 million.[4] On July 11, 2013 he officially signed a one-year deal for $4 million.

After a single season with the Blues, Roy was again a free agent, in signing a one-year, $1 million contract, with the Nashville Predators on July 15, 2014.[5]

International play[edit]

In Roy's last year of major junior hockey, he was selected to play for Team Canada in the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He brought home a silver medal and received player of the game honours with a crystal puck.[citation needed]

He made his next international appearance at the 2008 World Championships with Team Canada. In the quarter-finals, he scored a hat trick against Norway in an 8–2 win.[6] Roy earned another silver medal with Canada as they were defeated in overtime of the gold medal game by Russia.

Roy was also selected for the 2010 Winter Olympics summer roster for Team Canada in August 2009, but did not make the final roster cut.[7]

Personal[edit]

Derek Roy is a Native of Rockland,Ontario Canada. Roy used to sponsor the Minor Hockey Team in Clarence Creek, Ontario known as the "Clarence Castors" or Clarence Beavers. He would supply the Players with Sticks.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Kitchener Rangers OHL 66 34 53 87 44 5 4 1 5 6
2000–01 Kitchener Rangers OHL 65 42 39 81 114
2001–02 Kitchener Rangers OHL 62 43 46 89 92 4 1 2 3 2
2002–03 Kitchener Rangers OHL 49 28 50 78 73 21 9 23 32 14
2003–04 Rochester Americans AHL 26 10 16 26 20 16 6 8 14 18
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 49 9 10 19 12
2004–05 Rochester Americans AHL 67 16 45 61 60 9 6 5 11 6
2005–06 Rochester Americans AHL 8 7 13 20 10
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 18 28 46 57 18 5 10 15 16
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 21 42 63 60 16 2 5 7 14
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 32 49 81 46
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 28 42 70 38
2009–10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 26 43 69 48 6 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 35 10 25 35 16 1 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 17 27 44 54
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 30 4 18 22 4
2012–13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 3 3 6 2 4 0 1 1 2
2013–14 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 9 28 37 30 4 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 666 177 315 492 367 49 7 20 27 36

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Canada WJC Silver medal icon.svg 6 1 2 3 4
2008 Canada WC Silver medal icon.svg 9 5 5 10 6
2009 Canada WC Silver medal icon.svg 9 4 4 8 4
Junior totals 6 1 2 3 4
Senior totals 18 9 9 18 10

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derek Roy". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-02-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Roy re-signs with Sabres". 
  3. ^ "Canucks acquire Roy from Stars for pick, prospect". NHL.com. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Blues agree to terms with Derek Roy". National Hockey League. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  5. ^ "Nashville Predators Sign Derek Roy to a One-Year Contract". Nashville Predators. 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  6. ^ "2008 statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  7. ^ "Canada announces Olympic roster". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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