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Oilers trade for Derek Roy

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have acquired centre Derek Roy from the Nashville Predators, in exchange for centre Mark Arcobello.

Roy, 31, has appeared in 26 games for the Predators this season, posting 10 points (1G, 9A) and two penalty minutes.

The native of Ottawa, Ontario, has spent time with the Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators through 11 NHL seasons, accumulating 502 points (178G, 324A) and 369 penalty minutes in 692 career NHL games.

The 5’9”, 184-pound centre has also appeared in 49 career playoff games, recording 27 points (7G, 20A) and 36 penalty minutes.

Roy also represented Canada internationally at the 2008 and 2009 World Hockey Championships, registering 18 points (9G, 9A) and 10 penalty minutes in 18 games.

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