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The St. Louis Blues reached agreement on a one-year, $4 million contract with free-agent center Derek Roy.

Roy played for the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks this past season. He had four goals and 22 points for the Stars before he was traded April 2 to the Canucks. With Vancouver, he had three goals and six points in 12 regular-season games and one assists in a first-round playoff loss to the San Jose Sharks.

"Proud to part of the St Louis Blues organization. Excited to get started," Roy said on Twitter.

Roy was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2001 NHL Draft and was with the team until he went to the Stars last year. His best season with the Sabres was 32 goals and 81 points in 2007-08. He has 168 goals and 455 points in 591 career regular-season games.

"Coming to a young, skillful team like this, with a ton of grit, was right in my wheelhouse," Roy told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I want to win a Stanley Cup, and I thought this team was on the verge of becoming a great contending team."

Blues general manager Doug Armstrong told the Post-Dispatch, "(Roy) is a playmaking centerman and he's just 30 years old. I think it's a great opportunity for Derek to re-establish himself."
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