Skip to content

Trade: Canucks get Derek Roy from Dallas

Apr 2, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

Derek Roy Getty Images

The Vancouver Canucks got their center today, acquiring Derek Roy from Dallas for a second-round pick and defenseman prospect Kevin Connauton.

The trade was first reported by Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

Roy, 29, is a pending unrestricted free agent ($4 million cap hit) that has four goals and 18 assists this season. His best season was with the Buffalo Sabres in 2007-08, when he had 32 goals and 49 assists.

The Canucks have been in search of a center, specifically one for the the third line, to replace Manny Malhotra (injured) and Cody Hodgson (traded to Buffalo last year).

For more on Roy, here’s our Trade Bait profile.

In Connauton, the Stars get an offensive defenseman that has 25 points in 60 games for AHL Chicago this season. The 23-year-old was a third-round pick of the Canucks in 2009, after which he scored 72 points in 69 games for the Vancouver Giants (WHL) in 2009-10. He still needs to improve the defensive aspects of his game, however.

After acquiring Roy, the Canucks sent Jordan Schroeder back to AHL Chicago. Vancouver’s next game is Thursday at home to the Oilers.

Related: Canucks get good news on Kesler’s fractured foot

Latest Posts
  1. Brassard (mumps) set to return Saturday night

    Dec 20, 2014, 5:24 PM EST

    Derick Brassard Getty Images

    He might shatter some career-highs this season.

  2. Columbus hopes Hartnell can play after the holiday break

    Dec 20, 2014, 5:09 PM EST

    Ottawa Senators  v Columbus Blue Jackets Getty Images

    He’s shooting for Dec. 27 against Boston.

  3. Devils place Cammalleri on IR, call up Larsson and Sislo

    Dec 20, 2014, 4:24 PM EST

    Dallas Stars v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    Larsson went to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.

  4. Goalie nods: Corey Crawford returns

    Dec 20, 2014, 3:27 PM EST

    Corey Crawford Getty Images

    Saturday’s slew of starting goalies.

  5. Sickness and uncertainty prompt Pens to recall Pouliot, Chorney (Update)

    Dec 20, 2014, 1:22 PM EST

    pouliot2 Getty Images

    Good luck trying to forecast their lines for Saturday.

  6. Disgruntled Oilers fans take out ad calling for Kevin Lowe’s firing

    Dec 20, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Owners And Players Meet To Discuss NHL Lockout Getty Images

    As it turns out, the hockey exec’s name rhymes nicely with “must go.”

  7. Red Wings lose fifth in a row, recall McCollum

    Dec 20, 2014, 12:09 AM EST

    New York Islanders v Detroit Red Wings Getty Images

    They label Jimmy Howard as day-to-day.

  8. Julien chides Bruins’ offense for too many cute plays

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:32 PM EST

    Michael Hutchinson, Milan Lucic AP

    They fell to Winnipeg 2-1 on Friday.

  9. Sens roll over Ducks, who ‘weren’t ready’

    Dec 19, 2014, 10:31 PM EST

    ryanzibanejad Getty Images

    Then again, maybe the Ryan – Zibanejad – Hoffman line was just that good.

  10. Video: Elias shines as Devils end five-game skid

    Dec 19, 2014, 10:01 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    A beauty in regulation and in the shootout.

  11. Habs rotate backups by recalling MacDonald, demoting Tokarski

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:51 PM EST

    Dusitn Tokarski AP

    Sven Andrighetto is back up while Eric Tangradi heads to the AHL.

  12. Howard leaves Red Wings game with lower-body injury

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:48 PM EST

    jimmyhoward Getty Images

    They’re playing safe for “precautionary” reasons.

  13. Bryzgalov gets first Ducks start since 2007

    Dec 19, 2014, 7:43 PM EST

    Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 Getty Images

    It’s been 2,599 days since that last happened.

  14. Stomach flu makes Lightning’s Johnson a surprise scratch

    Dec 19, 2014, 6:47 PM EST

    Carolina Hurricanes v Tampa Bay Lightning Getty Images

    Let’s hope it’s just that type of illness …

Featured video

More than a Stanley Cup hangover?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (4145)
  2. B. Bishop (3391)
  3. D. Krejci (2566)
  4. C. Crawford (2552)
  5. C. Kunitz (2421)
  1. C. Perry (2198)
  2. O. Palat (2144)
  3. B. Elliott (2067)
  4. T. Oshie (1880)
  5. T. Hall (1631)