The Vancouver Canucks have acquired forward Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars in a trade that sees a second round draft pick and a prospect head the other way according to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet via Twitter.
The Canucks have been tied to Roy and were deemed the front runners given their lack at center thanks to injuries to Ryan Kesler and David Booth. The Stars and Roy were said to be working on a new contract extension but that seemed to fall apart over the weekend which ultimately made him available.
Through 30 games in Dallas this season Roy has 4 goals 18 assists for 22 points. His best season came in 2007-08 when he was a member of the Buffalo Sabres that saw him score 32 goals and add 29 assists for 81 points in 78 games. He has not hit the 30-goal plateau since.
A potential unrestricted free agent this summer Roy could be a pure rental for the Canucks as they look to secure the division title who are in a dog fight with the Minnesota Wild. Currently making $5.5 million, Roy is expected to make a substantial raise this summer.
Interestingly enough Dan Rosen from NHL.com points out on Twitter that the Stars gave up Steve Ott and Adam Pardy for Roy. The Stars now have a second round pick and received just 22 points from Roy to show for the trade they made with the Sabres.
Pierre LeBrun from ESPN.com writes that with the move the Canucks could still play for Sharks forward Ryane Clowe.
The trades are heating up so stay tuned right here at Too Many Men.