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Blues sign Derek Roy to 1-year contract

The St. Louis Blues signed centre Derek Roy to a one-year contract on Saturday. St. Louis has been looking for a top centre since before the trade deadline and hopes to have found it in Roy, whose deal is done pending a physical.

Deal reportedly worth $4M

Derek Roy's brief stint with the Vancouver Canucks has officially come to an end as the centreman has signed on with the St. Louis Blues for one year. The Blues were in need of a centre after the retirement of veteran Andy McDonald. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The St. Louis Blues signed centre Derek Roy to a one-year contract on Saturday.

St. Louis has been looking for a top centre since before the trade deadline and hopes to have found it in Roy, whose deal isdone pending a physical, according to the team.

The 30-year-old split last season between the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks and finished with seven goals and 21 assists. The five-foot-nine playmaker played the bulk of his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres, where he had a career-high 81 points in 2007-08.

Roy's deal is worth $4 million US.