The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars in exchange for Kevin Connauton and a second round draft pick.
Roy went through an unfortunate injury in the 2010-2011 season where he was only able to play 35 games. Fans were hoping that he would be able to come back, have a strong season and go forward but that did not occur. In 80 games this past season, Roy put up 44 points (17 goals, 27 assists), 54PIM and a -7 rating. Excluding the year before due to the injury, this was his worst season since 2005-2006 where he had 46 points in 70 games.
Derek Roy was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He has always been with Buffalo but those days have ended as he will head to the western conference. During his career, Roy has suited up for 549 regular season games, recording 161 goals, 266 assists and 331PIM. In addition, he has played in 41 playoff games where he has 7 goals, 18 assists and 34PIM. If he can turn things around in Vancouver then this is definitely a good acquisition by the Canucks.
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