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Deck returns to Stockton, Roy reassigned to Oklahoma City


STOCKTON, Calif. – The
Stockton Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, announced that defenseman Nathan Deck has been reassigned to the Thunder from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League and Edmonton has recalled Thunder goaltender Olivier Roy to Oklahoma City.

Deck has earned six points (1g-5a) and 10 penalty minutes in 25 games with the Barons this season and was signed to a two-way AHL contract with Oklahoma City on Feb. 19.

He has 16 points (5g-11a) and is tied for the Thunder lead with a +8 rating in 19 ECHL games this season. He capped his rookie campaign last year by earning the Thunder “Unsung Hero” award while ranking second among Thunder defensemen with 26 points (7g-19a) in 60 games. Deck was originally signed by the Thunder as a free agent on Aug. 4, 2011. He previously earned 118 points (22g-96a) in 272 games with Prince Albert of the Western Hockey League.

Roy, 21, is 3-1-0 in four games with the Thunder this season and earned his fifth career ECHL shutout on Feb. 16 vs. San Francisco. He heads back to Oklahoma City where he has a record of 7-8-3 with a .899 save percentage and 2.86 goals-against-average in 19 games.

The 6-foot and 180-pound goaltender has a 9-9-1 record, 2.77 goals against average and .905 save percentage in 25 career AHL games with Oklahoma City and Springfield.