A former two-time All-American at Ferris State, Roach compiled 129 career points with 42 goals and 87 assists in 138 games at FSU. Roach, who currently ranks 17th among the Bulldogs' all-time leaders in scoring and 14th in assists, garnered All-Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) First-Team accolades twice (1995-97) while receiving second-team laurels in 1994-95 and league all-rookie plaudits in 1993-94. He was named the CCHA's Best "Offensive" Defenseman in the 1996-97 season after attaining runner-up honors the previous campaign (1995-96). Roach, who was selected FSU's Most Valuable Player in both the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons, presently owns the distinction of being the Bulldogs' top goal scorer among the program's all-time defensemen and is second in career points. Roach received second-team All-America honors twice (1995-96 and 1996-97) by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) during his four-year (1993-97) FSU career. Following his Ferris career, Roach has played for several teams during his distinguished professional hockey career including a stint with the NHL's St. Louis Blues in 2005-06. He has also played in the IHL, AHL and overseas, most recently with the Berlin Polar Bears from 2006 to 2009. A two-time (2004-05) World Cup of Hockey participant, Roach was among 39 players to be invited to the 2005 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp designed to assist in the preparation of the United States Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team. The 5-11, 181-pound Roach, a native of Mattawan, Mich., totaled three points (all assists) in seven outings at the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Men's World Championships. In the 2004 IIHF World Championships at Prague, Czech Republic, Roach guided the United States Men's National Team to the bronze medal with the game-winning goal in a 1-0 shootout victory against Slovakia. Roach was the lone player on the 2004 U.S.A. roster for the World Cup of Hockey with no NHL playing experience at the time.