The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled defenseman Matt Roy (WAH) from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Roy, 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, has played in nine games for the Admirals this season, recording two goals and eight points with a plus-5 rating. He is tied for seventh in the AHL in scoring among defensemen and is tied for the team lead.
A native of St. Georges, Quebec, Roy 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 Syracuse and Rochester, recording four points. Roy also appeared in six postseason games with the Americans, registering 11 penalty minutes.
Roy has played in 61 career NHL games, notching two goals and 13 points. He has also skated in 265 career AHL games with Norfolk, Syracuse, Rochester, Springfield, Hamilton, Edmonton and Toronto, amassing 18 goals and 103 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. He signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent on July 29, 2010.