The Manitoba Moose, the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, announced they have agreed to terms on a contract extension with forward Jimmy Roy.
Roy, 29, will be entering his ninth season with the Moose in 2005-06. The Sioux Lookout, Ont., native is Manitoba’s all-time leader in goals scored with 92 and career games played with 541. He is third overall in Moose career scoring with 195 points and remains the franchise leader in penalty minutes with 1,290.
In 2004-05, Roy played in 50 games, scoring 10 goals and adding seven assists for 17 points. He appeared in 13 of Manitoba’s 14 Calder Cup Playoff games, where he notched two goals and one assist, including the game-winning goal on May 11 in Game 4 of the North Division Final vs. the Rochester Americans. His regular season highlights included a natural hat trick on Jan. 11 at San Antonio as well as playing the 500th game of his pro career – all with Manitoba – on Nov. 12 at Cincinnati.
Back in 2003, Roy was named the recipient of the Yanick Dupre Award as AHL’s Man of the Year presented annually to an AHL player for his outstanding contributions to his local community and charitable organizations throughout the course of the season.