Derek Roy, a Sabres first-round draft pick in 2001, had three assists as Canada opened play at the Winter Olympics with a 5-1 victory against Switzerland in Group A preliminary round play.
The Canadians jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period and led 4-0 after two periods.
Roy saw a total of 17:30 of ice time, which was third on the team.
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Derek Roy's Olympic dream is a reality.
The former Buffalo Sabres center is one of 25 players who will represent Canada at the 2018 Games next month in South Korea. Hockey Canada unveiled the roster Thursday, and it also includes former Sabres defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani.
With the NHL unwilling to send players to the Games, Roy is one of the most recognizable sele…
Derek Roy is a Hockey Canada lifer. He's proudly represented his country at almost every level imaginable.
Except the highest one. He hasn't played in the Olympics, and he figured the dream was dead after he fell short in 2010.
"The year that it was in Vancouver I was one of the last cuts, and that was pretty devastating," the former Sabres center said Friday. "You p…