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Travis Roy (born April 17, 1975 in Yarmouth, Maine, USA) is an American former college ice hockey player.
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Roy attended Yarmouth High School in his hometown, before switching to nearby North Yarmouth Academy in order to pursue an athletic scholarship. After graduating from NYA, Roy in turn graduated from Tabor Academy and received an ice hockey scholarship to Boston University.
On October 20, 1995 — just eleven seconds into his first-ever shift for Boston University men's ice hockey team — a 20-year-old Roy slid head-first into the boards after a University of North Dakota player, Mitch Vig, avoided his check, cracking his fourth and fifth vertebra and leaving him a quadriplegic.
Since the accident, he has regained movement in his right arm.
Roy and Sports Illustrated writer E.M. Swift wrote his autobiography, Eleven Seconds. He set up a foundation to campaign for spinal cord injury research.
In 1998, NYA's ice arena was named the "Travis Roy Arena" in his honor. In October 1999, Roy's #24 was retired, and raised to the rafters of Boston University's Walter Brown Arena. Roy is the only BU hockey player to have been honored with a retired number.