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Derek Roy inks one-year, $4 million deal with St. Louis

Jul 6, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

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The St. Louis Blues have made a big splash at a discount price by signing forward Derek Roy to a one-year, $4 million contract, according to TSN’s Aaron Ward. The Blues noted that the move is still pending a physical.

Roy surpassed the 60-point milestone for four consecutive seasons with the Buffalo Sabres from 2006-07 to 2009-10, but he was limited to just 35 games in 2010-11 and struggled offensively the following season.

The 30-year-old attempted to bounce back in 2013 and ended up with seven goals and 28 points in 42 games between the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks. That wasn’t enough to earn him a lucrative long-term contract, but he’ll get another shot next summer.

Roy gives the Blues another scoring center that should boost the team after they finished in the middle of the pack offensively last season. They still have a little under $8 million left in cap space, according to Cap Geek, but they still need to re-sign restricted free agents Alex Pietrangelo and Chris Stewart.

  1. desertfan - Jul 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    His agent is a GENIUS!!!!

    $4M???

  2. einjzmolf - Jul 6, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Waste of money puck hog. Only thing respectable about his game is his back checking. Hitch will have a ball blasting him.

    • 19to77 - Jul 6, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      Yup. Total puck hog. His career assists are over triple his career goals and he logged more than 40 assists in four straight seasons in Buffalo. Last season’s statline? 7 goals, 21 assists. Such a selfish player, always going for the setup pass like that.

      • hockeyflow33 - Jul 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM

        Maybe the assist were all turnovers to his own teammates?

      • einjzmolf - Jul 6, 2013 at 8:16 PM

        That doesn’t take into account the part where he’s a puck hog. He loses opportunities by keeping the puck. Sure, he passes because his shot is garbage, but he isn’t very timely because he thinks he needs to play hero. You sound like a baseball sabrmetrician right now, and if that’s cool to you more power to you.

  3. isithockeyseasonyet - Jul 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    If they’re not up against the cap, it’s a worthy risk

  4. loinstache - Jul 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    lol just because other teams threw money around doesn’t make $4m for Roy a discount. guy has crazy consistency issues

  5. pvs1959 - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Really? $4m for one year is a steal? Maybe they can get Cristobal Huet too for the same price then.

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