Yesterday we had the news that Viktor Stålberg was being assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals and that Derek Roy was placed on waivers by the Nashville Predators. The waivers process has come and gone. No one claimed Roy. Therefore he has been assigned to the Admirals.
All things told this is a nice plus for both the Predators and Admirals. The benefits here in Milwaukee should be obvious. We’ll be gaining NHL level talent to bolster our forward group. As for how this benefits Nashville? Both remain in system. Both are going to be logging lots of minutes. And both will be perfect call ups in the event of injury.
Roy hasn’t played in the AHL since the 2005-06 when he played 8 games with the Rochester Americans scoring 20 points (7 goals, 13 assists). In his career he has played 101 games in the AHL and has scored 107 points (33 goals, 84 assists) with a plus/minus rating of -2 and 90 penalty minutes.
The majority of Roy’s career has been spent in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, and most recently the Nashville Predators. His career totals in the NHL: 692 games played, 502 points (178 goals, 324 assists), +42, and 369 penalty minutes.
UPDATE: Roy has been added to the Milwaukee Admirals roster page on the AHL website and is listed as #11. The Admirals website states that he will not be available for tonight’s game in Iowa but will be making his Admiral debut tomorrow night at home when the team takes on the Lake Erie Monsters.
Thoughts on the potential addition of yet another Nashville Predator joining the ranks of the Milwaukee Admirals? What players are going to be on the out heading to Cincinnati of the ECHL? Does the added veteran presence help or hurt player development here in Milwaukee?