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Derek Roy

Derek Roy  #8

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NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: May 4, 1983
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 184 DRAFTED: BUF / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (32nd overall)
-Tallied the shootout determining goal on Dec. 16 vs. Boston. -His goal on Nov. 18 in Toronto was his 500th career NHL point. -Scored first goal as an Oiler on Jan. 4 vs. NYI -Played his 700th career NHL game on Jan. 13 at STL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: -Titles won: 2003 Memorial Cup and OHL title (Kitchener Rangers) -Recipient of the 2003 Stafford Smythe Trophy as Memorial Cup MVP and 2003 Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as OHL Playoffs MVP. -On Twitter: @roy9ner
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) 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 choice (Philippe Desrosiers) in 2013 Entry 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.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season