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Admirals re-sign Roy, ink Jameson

Wednesday, July 5th
Action photos of Mathieu Roy and Keaton Jameson

NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Admirals announced they have signed forwards Mathieu Roy and Keaton Jamesonto contracts for the 2023-24 season. 

Roy returns to Norfolk after completing his 15th season as a professional in 2022-23. His campaign began in Scotland where he suited up in 21 games with the Glasgow Clan. On Dec. 8, 2022, Roy signed a contract with Norfolk and played in 48 games with the Admirals. 

As he enters his 16th professional season, Roy is just six games shy of becoming the 48th player in ECHL history to play in at least 500 career games. The 36-year-old began his career in 2007-08 with the Pensacola Ice Pilots. He was the only Ice Pilot to play in all 72 regular-season games and was second on the team in points (45). From there, Roy played five seasons with the Florida Everblades, three of them as team captain. He was a member of the 2011-12 Kelly Cup champion team.

After five years of playing overseas in which he won two EIHL Championships, Roy returned to the United States in 2020-21, suiting up in 25 games with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Norfolk acquired Jameson's rights from Utah on June 20 as the future considerations of a trade last season which sent Aaron Thow to the Grizzlies. In his full season as a professional in 2022-23, Jameson posted 37 points (15g-22a). which was sixth on the team, while his 15 goals were fifth on the club. Jameson posted four points (1g-3a) in Utah’s six-game playoff run against the Idaho Steelheads. 

His professional career began in 2021-22 with the Fort Wayne Komets. After nine games, Jameson was dealt to the Grizzlies where he finished the season.

From 2018-22, Jameson suited up at the University of Manitoba. His final season in 2021-22 was his best, as he posted 16 points (3g-13a) in 20 games and was nominated for the Dr. Randy Gregg Award (USports West Most Outstanding Student Athlete).

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