Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andre Roy
Although New York born, Andre Roy played his youth hockey in the province of Quebec. He graduated from the Selects du Nord midgets to play junior with the Beaufort Harfangs, Chicoutimi Sagueneens, and Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL from 1993 to 1995. During this phase of his career, it was already abundantly clear that he was a hard nosed player.

Having been drafted by the Boston Bruins in 1994, he turned pro the following year with their AHL affiliate in Providence. Over his three seasons in the organization, however, he never caught on with the parent club. By year three, he drifted down to the ECHL with the Charlotte Checkers. In 1998-99, Roy surfaced with the Fort Wayne Comets of the IHL. It was his most combative season to date as he finished the campaign as the league's top penalty man.

The next year, he signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators. Since that time, he has occupied a fourth-line position as the club's enforcer. His pugilistic trade has been marked by an ability to avoid taking too many bad penalties and by his ability to create space for the more talented members of his team.

After parts of three seasons with the Senators, the Tampa Bay Lightning acquired the hard nosed winger in the latter stages of the 2001-02 season. In his first full season with the Lighting in 2002-03, Roy showed off his offensive skills, scoring a career high 10 goals and 17 points and helping the Lightning reach the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 1995-96 season.

In 2003-04 Roy played in a mere 33 games with the Lightning, however, was a key player in the club's run to the 2004 Stanley Cup title. Following a lock out season in 2004-05, Roy was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the summer of 2005. He appeared in 52 games with the Pens throughout the 2005-06 season and played the enforcer role on a rebuilding squad. During the 20062007 season, Roy was placed on waivers by the Penguins and claimed by the Lightning. In Tampa Bay, Roy laced up his skates in parts of two seasons and toward the end of the 2007-08 season, he feuded with the club's head coach John Tortorella.

In the summer of 2008, Roy signed as a unrestricted free agent with the Calgary Flames.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Nord Selects QAHA
1993-94 Goulbourn Royals ON-Jr.C 9 9 13 22 98
1993-94 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 33 6 7 13 125
1993-94 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 32 4 14 18 152 25 3 6 9 94
1993-94 Chicoutimi Sagueneens M-Cup 4 2 0 2 2
1994-95 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 20 15 8 23 90
1994-95 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 34 18 13 31 233 4 2 0 2 34
1995-96 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Providence Bruins AHL 58 7 8 15 167 1 0 0 0 10
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 10 0 2 2 12 -5
1996-97 Providence Bruins AHL 50 17 11 28 234
1997-98 Providence Bruins AHL 36 3 11 14 154 -7
1997-98 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 27 10 8 18 132 +13 7 2 3 5 34
1998-99 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 65 15 6 21 395 0 2 0 0 0 11
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 73 4 3 7 145 +3 5 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 64 3 5 8 169 +1 2 0 0 0 16
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 56 6 8 14 148 +3
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 9 1 1 2 63 -5
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 10 7 17 119 0 5 0 1 1 2
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 33 1 1 2 78 -5 21 1 2 3 61
2004-05
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 42 2 1 3 116 -3
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 0 0 12 -1
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 51 1 2 3 116 -3 6 0 0 0 17
2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 4 3 7 108 -1
2008-09 Calgary Flames NHL 44 3 0 3 83 -1 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 515 35 33 68 1169 41 1 3 4 98


Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, April 28, 1999. Traded to Tampa Bay by Ottawa with Ottawa's 6th round choice (Paul Ranger) in 2002 Entry Draft for Juha Ylonen, March 15, 2002.
Missed majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 4, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from Pittsburgh, December 2, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 21, 2008.