BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Sabres have traded Center Derek Roy to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Left Wing Steve Ott and Defenseman Adam Pardy.
Ott, a 6-foot 190 pounder, was drafted 25th overall by the Stars in 2000. Ott totaled 11 goals and 28 assists and 156 penalty minutes in 74 games with the Stars during the 2011-2012 season. In 566 career games with the Stars, he recorded 85 goals and 135 assists.
Drafted in the sixth round (173rd overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Pardy spent three seasons with the Calgary Flames before joining the Stars in 2011-2012. The Bonavista, Newfoundland native has recorded 4 goals and 25 assists while earning 157 penalty minutes in 183 career games.
Roy, who had been with the Sabres since 2003, was entering the final year of his contract.
He saw his production go down over the past two seasons and was falling out of favor in Buffalo. Last season, he scored 17 goals to go along with 27 assists in 80 games.
The Sabres already signed forward John Scott this offseason to a one-year deal. The hope is that along with Scott, the new acquisitions can provide the Sabres with a bit more toughness.