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Lightning Assign D Matt Roy to Norfolk of the AHL

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned defenseman Matt Roy (WAH) to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Roy, 6-2, 215 pounds, played in three preseason games with the Lightning in 2010, recording a plus-1 rating.  He spent last season in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization, skating in a career-high 31 games and notching a career-best 10 assists.  He also played in 15 AHL games with the Syracuse Crunch and Rochester Americans, recording four points.  Roy also appeared in six postseason games with the Americans, registering 11 penalty minutes.

A native of St. Georges, Quebec, Roy has played in 61 career NHL games, notching two goals and 13 points.  He has also skated in 256 career AHL games with Syracuse, Rochester, Springfield, Hamilton, Edmonton and Toronto, amassing 16 goals and 95 points.  He was named to the Canadian AHL All-Star Team for the Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic during the 2006-07 season.

Roy was drafted by Edmonton in the seventh round, 215th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and was signed by Columbus as a free agent on July 14, 2009.  He was signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on July 29, 2010.

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