Former Sabres forward Derek Roy announces retirement

Roy wraps up a career spanning leagues in North America, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden and Germany
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Former Buffalo Sabres forward Derek Roy announced his retirement from hockey on Wednesday. Roy had most recently played for EHC Red Bull München in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany along with Sabres 2020 second round pick J-J Peterka.

Roy most notably spent the majority of his career with the Sabres after being drafted 32nd overall in the 2001 NHL Draft. He rose through the Sabres' minor league system and made his NHL debut during the 2003-04 season.

The native of Ottawa, Ontario would go on to make quite the impact during his eight-season tenure with the Sabres. he currently ranks 14th in Sabres history in points (427), 10th in assists (266), 16th in goals (161) and is tied for 10th in game-winning goals (30).

After being traded to the Stars before the 2012-13 season as part of the trade that brought Steve Ott to Buffalo, Roy would go onto to spend time playing for Dallas, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, and Edmonton Oilers in the NHL before heading overseas before the 2015-16 season.

Roy would spend his final five seasons as a professional hockey player playing in the National League (Switzerland), the Kontinental Hockey League (Russia), the Swedish Hockey League (Sweden) and the DEL.

Roy joined "The Instigators" on Wednesday as a surprise guest to discuss his retirement. You can listen to the entire interview below:

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