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Derek Roy | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 184
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According to teammate James Neal, Derek Roy looks terrific after an intense off-season training regimen.
Roy worked out with Neal and fitness guru and former NHL'er Gary Roberts. "[Derek] came in and trained with us; he looks great," Neal said Friday. "He had a great summer training. I worked out with him every day; he was good in the gym and he looked great on the ice, so we expect a big year out of him." If Neal is correct, Roy could play a big role with the Predators this coming season. He may even center Neal as the two may have bonded over the summer. Watch Roy in training camp to see how he looks and where he plays. He could be a sleeper. Sep 6 - 11:19 AM
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After three sub-par years, Derek Roy knew his training needed to change and he knew he needed to work on his nutrition.

So this summer the veteran center, who signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Predators last Tuesday, enrolled in Gary Roberts' fitness program in Toronto. Roberts, a former NHL forward, is renowned these days for his intense fitness regimen. He has mentored many NHL players, most notably Tampa Bay Lightning All-Star Steven Stamkos. Roy hopes being in better shape will help him avoid some of the injuries that slowed him down in recent seasons. "I wanted to come in the best shape I could possibly coming into the season, and that's why I sought out Gary and his workout program," Roy, 31, said. "I'm feeling great right now and hopefully at the end of the summer I'll be feeling better and not focusing on injuries. From a nutrition standpoint and working with some of the best athletes around has been good. It has been good for my health." Roy had only 37 points in 75 games with St. Louis last season.
Jul 19 - 10:37 AM

Nashville Predators GM David Poile thinks he's offering Derek Roy his "last chance" to prove that he can still be a top-tier skilled forward.

Roy is still only 31, so we think he'll get other chances, at the same time, it is certainly true that he might never get another opportunity to rebound that's as good as the one Poile's giving him. The Predators are shifting philosophies to one that favors offense, but they lack skilled forwards. That's put Roy in a position to serve on one of the Predators' top two lines and get plenty of power-play minutes. He had just 37 points in 75 games last season, but there was a time when he would consistently get over 60 points per campaign.
Jul 16 - 9:54 AM

Derek Roy has inked a one-year, $1 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

Nashville also signed Mike Ribeiro to a one-year, $1.05 million contract Tuesday morning. Like Ribeiro, Roy could prove to be a big steal for the Predators, but there's also a reason why he would sign at that price. Roy has seen his production decline significantly over the last few years and he just had 37 points in 75 games with St. Louis in 2013-14. Still, he's just 31 and will probably start the season on one of Nashville's top two lines. Combine that with the Predators desire to put a greater emphasis on offense next season and the stage seems set for Roy to bounce back.
Jul 15 - 12:28 PM

There is speculation that Derek Roy will soon sign a contract with an NHL team.

That's not saying much. Apparently there is one team in the east and one in the west that are interested in Roy's services. Roy was terrible in 2013-14 with only 37 points in 75 games, far below his .77 points per game career production. Depending where he lands and the role he is given, Roy is a comeback candidate in 2014-15.
Jul 5 - 11:40 AM

The St. Louis Blues added some offensive skill to their lineup for Game 6 against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, with Derek Roy in for Adam Cracknell.

Roy has been highly disappointing in both fantasy and reality this season, but St. Louis would feel a lot better about him if he can keep their playoff hopes alive. Roy is fighting for a new contract, so better late than never.
Apr 27 - 3:05 PM

Derek Roy was a healthy scratch Friday night.

He sat in the press box in favor of David Backes, who returned from a concussion or neck injury. Roy, who is a free agent come July 1st, is not a favorite of Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock and there does not seem to be any way the talented but inconsistent pivot will return to St. Louis next season.
Apr 26 - 1:39 PM

Derek Roy is expected to center the second line Friday night.

Jaden Schwartz and T.J. Oshie will round out the scoring unit. In the unlikely event that David Backes (upper body) is healthy enough to play, he is expected to replace Roy on that line.
Apr 25 - 3:24 PM

Derek Roy got back into St. Louis' lineup on Wednesday in Game 4.

It was thought that he was a healthy scratch in Game 3, but coach Ken Hitchcock indicated that Roy was banged up. "He got whacked around a little bit in Game 2 and wasn't able to play his game," said the Blues bench boss. Roy has one assist in three playoff games against Chicago in the series.
Apr 24 - 12:49 PM

Derek Roy will be a healthy scratch in Game 3.

Patrik Berglund will return to the lineup on Monday night, so Roy will take a seat in the press box. Roy has one assist and six shots in two games versus Chicago. He was limited to just 10:48 of ice time in Saturday's contest.
Apr 21 - 6:12 PM

Derek Roy (undisclosed) has returned from an undisclosed injury.

Roy missed Friday's game due to the ailment. He has nine goals and 37 points in 74 games in 2013-14.
Apr 13 - 12:28 PM

Derek Roy is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Roy has nine goals and 37 points in 74 games this season. Although the Blues are still competing for playoff positioning, their main concern at this point is the playoffs. With that in mind, it's possible that they're simply resting Roy over a minor ailment.
Apr 11 - 1:15 PM

Derek Roy, who was a healthy scratch Thursday against Colorado, may draw back in against the Blackhawks Sunday afternoon.

Roy has to get his game going after registering only one point in his last 16 games. We don't know if he will get the chance to start that process on Sunday, though.
Apr 6 - 11:54 AM

Derek Roy (lower body) will get back into St. Louis' lineup on Thursday night.

He has missed the past two games with a lower-body ailment. Roy is projected to center the third line between Steve Ott and Brenden Morrow. "They've played three times together and all three games they've played really well together," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "They're three veteran guys who know how to read off each other. I want to see (the line) play consistently well before we evaluate whether to stay with it or not."
Mar 27 - 5:41 PM

Derek Roy will miss Tuesday's game in Toronto with a lower-body injury.

He didn't play against Pittsburgh on Sunday because of the ailment. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Mar 24 - 6:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Olli Jokinen
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Mike Ribeiro
5Colin Wilson
6Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Simon Moser
RW1James Neal
2Craig Smith
3Eric Nystrom
4Derek Roy
5Richard Clune
6Filip Forsberg
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Mattias Ekholm
6Anton Volchenkov
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton