Everblades captain Roy returning for fifth season
ESTERO, Fla. - Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with forward Mathieu Roy for the 2012-13 season.
The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and the Charlotte Checkers and Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
Roy returns for his fifth season with the Everblades, after tying a career high 46 points (18g-28a) , along with 108 penalty minutes last season. The 6-0, 196-pound forward also tallied 10 points (5g-5a) in 18 playoff games last spring to help lead Florida to its first Kelly Cup championship.
The Amos, Quebec native is closing in on several all-time team records. Roy is fifth all-time in games played at 252, and sixth in points with 147. His 417 penalty minutes is just six minutes short of passing Tom Buckley for the club’s all-time penalty minutes lead.
Roy also played one season for the Pensacola Ice Pilots during the 2007-08 season, and has logged an assist in two AHL appearances split between the Rochester Americans and the Albany River Rats. He amassed 316 career points in four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League while with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and the Val d’Or Foreurs. Highlighting his junior career is a 104-point season with the Titan in 2005-06.