Lightning Recall Matt Roy, James Wright from Norfolk
The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled forward James Wright as well as defenseman Matt Roy (WAH) from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Roy, 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, has played in 13 games for the Admirals this season, recording two goals and 11 points with a plus-3 rating. He leads all Norfolk defensemen in both assists and points. Roy has played in one game with the Lightning this season, registering two penalty minutes.
A native of St. Georges, Quebec, Roy spent last season in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization, skating in a career-high 31 games and notching a career-best 10 assists. He also played in 15 AHL games with Syracuse and Rochester, recording four points. Roy also appeared in six postseason games with the Americans, registering 11 penalty minutes.
Roy was drafted by Edmonton in the seventh round, 215th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent on July 29, 2010.
Wright, 6-4, 200 pounds, has played in 15 games with the Admirals this season, recording four goals and 12 points, including one power play goal. This is Wright’s first call-up of the season.
A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Wright made the Lightning roster out of juniors last season and went on to play in 48 games, recording two goals and five points in his NHL debut before being reassigned to the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. He was second among Lightning rookies in 2009-10 for both time on ice with 11:38 per game and points.
Wright was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fourth round, 117th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.