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STAT COUNT: DEREK ROY

Thursday, 07.03.2008 / 3:15 PM / Features
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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STAT COUNT: DEREK ROY
Derek Roy (Photo: Bill Wippert)
[Editor's Note: Stat Count highlights  the Buffalo Sabres accomplishments on the ice in the 2007-08 season. Each week, Stat Count will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week centers on forward Derek Roy.]


Consecutive games Roy recorded a point from March 12 to April 5, marking a career-high scoring streak for the centerman. Roy tallied five goals and 15 helpers in the stint, breaking his previous season-high when he tallied 12 points (4+8) in an eight-game streak Feb. 16-29.

Times in the 2007-08 campaign Roy recorded a multi-point effort, leading the Buffalo Sabres in that category. In 2006-07, Roy tallied 13 multi-point games.   

Of the last 37 games played in the regular season Roy recorded at least one point. After being held scoreless in five consecutive games from Dec. 28 to Jan. 6, the Ottawa native was one of the most productive players on the team.

Points Roy scored after the NHL All-Star break in the final 34 games of the regular season (Jan. 29-April 5). Only Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin (49 points) and Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (47 points) scored more points in that span.

Points (32+49) Roy collected in the 2007-08 season, leading the Buffalo Sabres and marking a career high. Last season the 25 year old finished with 63 points (21+42). The 32 goals he scored were also a career high and ranked second on the team behind Thomas Vanek (36). Roy also recorded a career-high 49 assists on the year, ranking him second on the team behind Jason Pominville (53).

Career assist recorded by the forward on Jan. 29 in a 4-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Roy has earned 129 career helpers through four seasons of NHL play.

Career point scored by Roy when he added his second goal of the night March 25, in a 6-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators. The centerman has tallied 209 points (80+129) in his NHL career.

Faceoffs Roy won in the 2007-08 season, leading all Sabres' centerman. Roy also led the team in another category by taking a total of 1,393 faceoffs on the year.

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