According to multiple reports, the Vancouver Canucks have obtained centre Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars for a second-round pick and minor-league defenceman Kevin Connauton. The Canucks have yet to announce the trade. Roy, 29, had four goals and 22 points in 30 games with the Stars this season. He is listed at 5-8 and 188 pounds.

Connauton, a former Vancouver Giant, was the Canucks third-round pick (83rd overall) in 2009 NHL entry draft. A hard-shooting left-side blueliner, Connauton had seven goals and 18 assists for the AHL's Chicago Wolves. Connauton, 23, has not played a game in the NHL and spent all three of his professional seasons in the minors.

Roy was originally drafted 32nd overall in 2001 by the Buffalo Sabres, where he spent eight seasons. His best year was 2007-08 when he scored 32 goals and collected 81 points. He has also had seasons of 70 and 69 points but dipped down to 44 points last year.

Roy is on an expiring contract for $4 million and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. In another move, the Canucks placed eighth defenceman Cam Barker on waivers.