Beyond The Benches

Roy Heads to Norway Ending Six-Year Career With Florida Everblades

Florida Everblades captain Mathieu Roy has decided to play for the Tonsberg Vikings in Norway for the 2014-2015 season. This decision will end Roy’s six-year career with the Everblades and have the Tampa Bay Lightning’s ECHL affiliate looking for a new captain.

In March of the 2013-2014 season, Roy became the Everblades’ all-time leader in games played with 374 games. He was also named the all-time leader in power play goals, ending the season with a total of 40.

Roy was captain of the Everblades for three seasons, leading the team to a Kelly Cup Championship in 2012. During his 2012-13 season, Roy scored 89 points and was MVP.

Roy is currently second in Everblades’ history in goals scored with 133, and fourth in assists with 159.

The Florida Everblades wished Roy luck in his future endeavors stated in a press release.

The Florida Everblades organization wishes Mathieu all the best in his new hockey endeavors.  Thank you Mathieu for all of the great memories, your service to the local community, and for representing the Everblades with great pride and class!” 



Mariah Scafidi is an aspiring sports and entertainment reporter, studying at UMass Amherst. Mariah lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her family and is an avid Boston Bruins fan and Torey Krug enthusiast. She can be reached on Twitter @ryescaf.