Admirals Bolster Blue Line with the Addition of Eric Roy
NORFOLK, VA - The Norfolk Admirals, ECHL affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Eric Roy from the Wichita Thunder in exchange for forward Taylor Cammarata.
Roy, 24, joins the Admirals after posting nine points (3g, 6a) in 38 games played this season split between Wichita and the Allen Americans. From 2015-2018, the 6-3, 181-pound blueliner played in Allen, winning an ECHL championship with the Americans in 2016. Roy has 106 points (44g, 62a) in 200 career ECHL games, and made ten appearances with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) during the 2015-16 season recording a goal and three assists.
The Beauval, Saskatoon native played all five seasons of his junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) where he totaled 200 points career points in 322 games. Roy was selected by the Calgary Flames in the fifth-round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Cammarata will join the Thunder after posting 30 points (12g, 18a) in 43 games played with Norfolk this season.
The trade took place just prior to Norfolk's 3-0 road victory at Greenville last night. The Admirals return to action on Wednesday (Jan. 30) at South Carolina.
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