Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gaetan Royer
Gaetan Royer was born March 13, 1976 in Donnacona, Quebec. A graduate of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Sherbrooke Faucons and Beauport Harfangs, Royer signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1994.

A hard-nosed winger from Donnacona, Quebec, Royer spent three seasons in the QMJHL before making his minor professional debut in 1996-97. After splitting his season with the ECHL's Jacksonville Lizard Kings and the Blackhawks IHL affiliate in Indianapolis, Royer joined Canada's National Team in 1997-98 where he spent one season before signing with the AHL's Saint-John Flames the following year.

Royer went on to have stops in Grand Rapids and Michigan in the "I" before returning to Saint-John in 2000-01 where he captured a Calder Cup championship with the Flames. Coming off a Calder Cup championship the previous year, Royer went on to play in four different leagues during the 2001-02 season, with stops in the UHL, ECHL before signing with the AHL's Springfield Falcons and earning his first stint in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning later on that season. Royer continued to jump around in 2002-03 seeing time with both the Jackson Bandits and the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL and the AHL's Springfield Falcons.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 65 11 25 36 192 +1 7 0 2 2 6
1995-96 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 36 25 26 51 174 +4
1995-96 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 25 11 10 21 59 +6 19 5 9 14 47
1996-97 Jacksonville Lizard Kings ECHL 28 7 8 15 149
1996-97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 29 2 4 6 60
1997-98 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 52 12 6 18 177
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 15 1 0 1 36 7 0 1 1 8
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 20 6 2 8 64
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 58 8 4 12 134 14 0 0 0 16
2001-02 Muskegon Fury UHL 1 0 0 0 7 0
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1
2001-02 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 33 13 10 23 129 +16
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 40 6 4 10 112 0
2002-03 Jackson Bandits ECHL 11 3 6 9 58 0
2002-03 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 20 3 10 13 60 -4
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 33 2 5 7 50 +1 6 2 0 2 15
2003-04 Caron-Guay QSPHL 43 28 25 53 272 11 5 7 12 42
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 12, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, October 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Caron-Guay (QSPHL), October 5, 2003.