Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Derek Roy
Derek Roy was born May 4, 1983 in Ottawa, Ontario. The second round, 32nd overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Roy is a graduate of the OHL's Kitchener Rangers.

An offensively gifted forward, Roy who is small in stature (5'9' and 188lbs) in comparison to the average NHLer played four seasons with Kitchener registering 335 points (147-188-335). The OHL Rookie of The Year in 99-2000 and a member of the OHL and CHL All-Rookie Teams, Roy went on to lead Kitchener to the 2003 OHL Championship and the 2003 Memorial Cup title. After being named the Memorial Cup MVP, Roy made his professional debut with Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Rochester during the 2003-04 season. After collecting 26 points (10-16-26) in 26 games with the Amerks, Roy was recalled by the Sabres and went on to finish the season with the parent club, tallying 19 points (9-10-19) in 49 games.

Roy appeared in 70 games for Buffalo in 2005-06, becoming a regular in the line-up, he finished the year with 18 goals, 28 assists for 46 points. After another productive season in the NHL, Roy led the team in scoring in 2007-08 with a career high 32 goals, 49 assists for 81 points.

Roy would join Team Canada the following summer for the 2008 World Championships, where he scored a hat trick against Norway in the quarter-finals. In the end Canada earned a silver medal, falling in overtime of the gold medal game to the Russian team.

On July 2, 2012, Roy's time in Buffalo would come to an end. He was traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Steve Ott and Adam Pardy.

Roy's time in Dallas would be brief to say the least. After just 30 games for the club during the 2012-13 season and with free agency pending, Roy found himself on the move again. This time he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange Kevin Connauton and a draft pick.

In the summer of 2013, once again a free agent, Roy signed with the St. Louis Blues. He would go on to appear in 75 games for the Blues during the 2013-14 season, scoring nine times and adding 28 assists. It would prove to be Roy's lone season with the Blues however as he signed with the Nashville Predators the following summer. His stint in Nashville would be another short one as he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers just 26 games into the 2014-15 season. Roy would finish the season with the Oilers and sign a deal with the SC Bern of Switzerland's top league for the 2015-16 season.

In 2018, Roy joined Team Canada at the Olympic Games held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He recorded two goals and five assists in six tournament games to help his homeland to the bronze medal.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Ontario East Minor-ON 34 61 31 92 42
1999-00 Kitchener Rangers OHL 66 34 53 87 44 +1 5 4 1 5 6
2000-01 Kitchener Rangers OHL 65 42 39 81 114 -20
2001-02 Kitchener Rangers OHL 62 43 46 89 92 +1 4 1 2 3 2
2002-03 Kitchener Rangers OHL 49 28 50 78 73 +23 21 9 23 32 14
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 6 1 2 3 4 +2
2002-03 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 4 3 1 4 6
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 49 9 10 19 12 -8
2003-04 Rochester Americans AHL 26 10 16 26 20 +6 16 6 8 14 18
2004-05 Rochester Americans AHL 67 16 45 61 60 -4 9 6 5 11 6
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 18 28 46 57 +1 18 5 10 15 16
2005-06 Rochester Americans AHL 8 7 13 20 10 -4
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 21 42 63 60 +37 16 2 5 7 14
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 32 49 81 46 +13
2007-08 Canada WC-A 9 5 5 10 6 +4
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 28 42 70 38 -5
2008-09 Canada WC-A 9 4 4 8 4 +1
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 26 43 69 48 +9 6 0 2 2 4
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 35 10 25 35 16 -1 1 0 1 1 0
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 17 27 44 54 -7
2012-13 Dallas Stars NHL 30 4 18 22 4 +3
2012-13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 3 3 6 2 +1 4 0 1 1 2
2013-14 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 9 28 37 30 -1 4 0 1 1 0
2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL 26 1 9 10 2 0
2014-15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 46 11 11 22 22 -13
2015-16 SC Bern Swiss 36 9 21 30 26 13 3 9 12 42
2016-17 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 21 5 7 12 20
2016-17 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 34 6 4 10 24 6 0 2 2 4
NHL Totals 738 189 335 524 391 49 7 20 27 36


OHL All-Rookie Team (2000)
OHL Rookie of the Year (2000)
CHL All-Rookie Team (2000)
CHL Plus/Minus Award (2000)
CHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (2000) OHL Playoff MVP (2003) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2003)
Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (2003)
Missed majority of 2010-11 due to leg injury vs. Florida, December 23, 2010. Traded to Dallas by Buffalo for Steve Ott and Adam Pardy, July 2, 2012. Traded to Vancouver by Dallas for Kevin Connauton and Vancouver 2nd round pick (Philippe Desrosiers) in 2013 NHL Draft, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 6, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 15, 2014. Traded to Edmonton by Nashville for Mark Arcobello, December 29, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), October 9, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), July 8, 2016.
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