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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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page:

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