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Moose to retire Roy’s number 21

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The Manitoba Moose announced today the team will retire former Moose alternate captain Jimmy Roy’s number 21 jersey prior to Manitoba’s game vs. the Chicago Wolves on Feb. 7, 2020.

Roy spent all nine of his North American professional seasons (1997-2006) with the Moose where he played in 603 regular-season games, tallying 101 goals, 111 assists and 1,434 penalty minutes. Roy is the franchise leader in games played and penalty minutes, while he is ranked second in goals, shots on goals (1,096), game-winning goals (17) and shorthanded goals (10). Roy and the Moose reached the post-season eight of his nine campaigns with Manitoba.

During the 2002-03 season, Roy won the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the AHL’s Man of the Year in recognition for his involvement in the community. In addition, Roy was selected to take part in the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic serving as captain for the Canadian AHL All-Star team at the event held in Winnipeg.

The forward also received numerous team awards throughout his decorated career. Roy was awarded Manitoba’s Most Popular Player in back-to-back seasons (2001-02 and 2002-03). He was also the recipient of the Moose Community Man of the Year award on three occasions (2001-02, 2002-03 and 2005-06).

Following his time in Manitoba, Roy spent five seasons playing in Germany before retiring and taking on the role of Director of Player Development in the Winnipeg Jets organization, the position he currently holds.