Washington Capitals Invite Center Derek Roy for Camp Tryout

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With news breaking yesterday that Washington Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz does not expect Nicklas Backstrom to play in any of the upcoming pre-season games, it came as no surprise today (Sunday) that the Capitals have invited Centerman Derek Roy for a try-out.

The 32-year-old Roy split the 2014-15 season with the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers scoring 12 goals and 32 points in 72 games.  If Roy earns a contract with the Capitals, Washington would be his seventh club in five seasons.

Though just 32 years old, Roy has never really been the same since he suffered a severe leg injury during the 2010-11 season. His point totals have sagged pretty much every season since. The Capitals will give Roy a chance during camp to show he still has the ability to produce.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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