Derek Roy Traded to Edmonton for Mark Arcobello

Hugs for Derek Roy, everybody...he's been traded to the Oilers. This move makes a ton of sense for Edmonton, where Roy's "veteran-ness" could help stop the bleeding on another lost season. And while the Oilers are awful, Derek was headed to the AHL, so this is at least a slight upgrade. Best wishes, Derek...thanks for the memories.

Welcome to the playoff race, Mark Arcobello! In case you're not following the Oilers too closely, Mark is a 26 year-old center and has 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) in 36 games this season. He's bumped back and forth between the NHL and AHL the last couple of years, and given the lack of ice time, I wouldn't be surprised if he's in Milwaukee in the near future. Either way, the Preds have turned an asset they were going throw away yesterday into a player with basically the same level of production and who has 5 fewer years on the 'ol odometer. Not a bad job, Mr. Poile.

(Via the Preds)

Nashville, Tenn. (December 29, 2014) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has acquired forward Mark Arcobello from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Derek Roy. Arcobello is expected to meet the team in Nashville on Tuesday in advance of its game against the St. Louis Blues (7 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game).

Arcobello, 26 (8/12/88), has 12 points (7g-5a) in 36 games for the Oilers this season, and 30 points (11g-19a) in 78 National Hockey League games since 2012-13. The 5-9, 165-pound native of Milford, Connecticut also has 161 points (60g-101a) in 188 American Hockey League games since turning pro in 2010-11, and appeared in the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic.

An undrafted free agent signee by Edmonton out of college, Arcobello spent four seasons at Yale University from 2006-10, amassing 116 points (49g-67a) in 131 games. He was a 2009 Second-Team All-American while helping the Bulldogs to the 2009 ECAC title.