BORN: New York
LIVES: Howell, New Jersey
ACQUIRED: Free agent (1999)
BIO: After signing with the Pirates, Roger soon became one of the ironmen on the Blueline. His skating style and ability to deflect pucks past his own goalie are the stuff of legend. In Spring 2000 Roger went on the disabled list, but he came back to lead all Pirate defensivemen in scoring the next two seasons. He was awarded an A on his jersey (alternate captain) in 2001 for his outstanding efforts and locker room presence.
MOST INFLUENCED BY: Ron Dugay (due to his flowing hair and model wife)
QUOTE: Work hard, play hard.