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2011-12 USHL Player of the Year could make NHL debut as early as tonight

November 9, 2017 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Lincoln Stars News Release

LINCOLN, Neb. - Lincoln Stars alum Kevin Roy ('11-'12) was recalled by the Anaheim Ducks (NHL) on Wednesday and could make his NHL debut as early as tonight against Vancouver.

Roy, 24, played 59 games with the Stars during the 2011-12 season, recording 54 goals and 50 assists for 104 points with a +44 rating and is the only player in the USHL's Tier I Era (2002-present) to break the 100-point threshold. The Lac-Beauport, Quebec owns the Stars single-season record for goals and points and sits in the top-10 for Stars all-time goals and plus/minus. He was originally drafted 8th overall by the Stars in the 2011 USHL Draft. Roy was named the 2011-12 USHL Player of the Year and was later drafted 97th overall (4th Round) by the Ducks in the 2012 NHL Draft.

In four seasons with Northeastern University, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound forward earned 65 goals and 85 assists for 150 points through 130 career games, earning NCAA All-American Second Team selection in the 2014-15 season, helped to earn the 2015-16 Hockey East Championship and was named captain for his senior season. He was also a two-time Hobey Baker Award candidate in 2014 and 2015.

Roy has played 79 games with the San Diego Gulls (AHL) since the end of the 2015-16 season, recording 20 goals and 37 assists for 57 points. Before his call-up, he earned four goals and seven assists for 11 points through 10 games.

The Stars return to the Ice Box on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:05 p.m. to host the Sioux Falls Stampede. Tickets are available by calling 402-474-7827 or online at LincolnStars.com. Season and group tickets for the 2017-18 season are available, so jump in by calling 402-474-7827 and speak with a Stars representative. The Stars mobile app is also available in the iTunes and Google Play stores with "tap to buy" tickets, in-game push notifications and a rewards program that puts fans in the skates of a player.

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Stars Alum Kevin Roy Recalled by Anaheim Ducks
Stars Alum Kevin Roy Recalled by Anaheim Ducks


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