NHL veteran STACY ROEST was named director of player development on July 1, 2013 and enters his fifth season in 2016-17.
Roest, 42, works specifically with individual players in the Tampa Bay system on all aspects of the game, both on and off the ice. He also helps plan and run the team's prospect and development camps during the offseason. Roest follows Lightning prospects and keeps track of their progress with their collegiate, junior and minor league teams.
The Lethbridge, Alberta native played in 244 career NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild. He finished his NHL career, posting 28 goals and 76 points. Roest also skated in 309 career American Hockey League games, collecting 99 goals and 286 points. He finished his career playing for the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, in Switzerland's top league, from the 2003-04 season until he retired in 2012. Roest also represented Canada at the Spengler Cup seven times during his career, captaining the team twice.