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Lightning Sign Defenseman Mathieu Roy

TAMPA, FL (Tampa Bay Lightning Communications) – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Mathieu Roy (WAH) to a NHL contract for the remaining games of the 2012-13 season today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. 

Roy, 6-foot-2, 214 pounds, played in 51 games with the Hamburg Freezers of the German Elite League this season, recording eight goals and 26 points.  He led all Freezers defensemen for goals and was tied for the lead for points.  Roy also had a plus-10 rating.  He also played in six playoff games, recording five assists, tied for the most on the team during the postseason. 

A native of St. Georges, Quebec, Roy has played in 65 career NHL games with the Lightning, Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers.  He has amassed two career goals and 13 points.  Roy played in four games with Tampa Bay during the 2010-11 season, also playing in 45 games with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL under current Lightning head coach Jon Cooper.  Roy made his NHL debut with Edmonton during the 2005-06 season. 

Roy was selected by Edmonton in the seventh round, 215th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. 

Roy’s Career Statistics

 

 

 

 

Regular Season

 

Playoffs

Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

TP

+/-

PIM

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

1999-00

Val d'Or

QMJHL

48

1

4

5

-

66

-

-

-

-

-

2000-01

Val d'Or

QMJHL

30

0

7

7

-

60

17

0

0

0

4

2001-02

Val d'Or

QMJHL

53

7

26

33

-

103

7

0

2

2

19

2002-03

Val d'Or

QMJHL

52

11

21

32

-

164

7

1

0

1

8

2003-04

Toronto

AHL

30

0

2

2

-

46

-

-

-

-

-

Columbus

ECHL

10

1

2

3

-

13

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Edmonton

AHL

51

3

22

25

-

68

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Hamilton

AHL

50

3

16

19

-

82

-

-

-

-

-

Edmonton

NHL

1

0

0

0

-1

0

-

-

-

-

-

2006-07

Hamilton

AHL

31

6

12

18

-

40

-

-

-

-

-

Edmonton

NHL

16

2

0

2

-7

30

-

-

-

-

-

2007-08

Edmonton

NHL

13

0

1

1

0

27

-

-

-

-

-

Springfield

AHL

20

2

8

10

-

34

-

-

-

-

-

2008-09

Springfield

AHL

59

2

15

17

-

120

-

-

-

-

-

2009-10

Columbus

NHL

31

0

10

10

-2

17

-

-

-

-

-

Syracuse

AHL

14

0

4

4

-

32

-

-

-

-

-

Rochester

AHL

1

0

0

0

-

0

6

0

0

0

11

2010-11

Norfolk

AHL

45

4

18

22

-

68

6

0

1

1

4

TAMPA BAY

NHL

4

0

0

0

-2

2

-

-

-

-

-

2011-12

Charlotte

AHL

62

6

12

18

-

57

-

-

-

-

-

2012-13

Hamburg

DEL

51

8

18

26

-

46

6

0

5

5

8

NHL Totals

65

2

11

13

-12

76

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

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