Frederick Roy

Frederick Roy

Hometown:

Montreal Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-02-26

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2012

Weight:

160 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Frederick Roy took off most of the year to pursue an acting career in California. In four regular season games with the Remparts he scored 2 goals with 4 assists and had 5 penalty minutes. He played in four of nine playoff games as Quebec reached the second round and he had no points with 9 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Roy provided both offense and abrasiveness in his full-time return to hockey with the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts – finishing third on the team in both goals (26) and penalty minutes (58). He also had 32 assists and was plus-24 in 65 games. Quebec finished first in the East Division and reached the playoff semifinals. Roy scored 8 goals with 11 assists and was an even plus/minus with 20 penalty minutes in 18 playoff games.

2011-12: Roy returned to Quebec for an overage season and, skating on a line with high profile prospects Mikhail Grigorenko (BUF) and 2013-draft eligible Anthony Duclair finished as the QMJHL's fourth leading scorer with 92 points. Roy scored 27 goals with a team-high 65 assists in 64 games and was plus-35 with 88 penalty minutes. Quebec finished third in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Roy scored 2 goals with 10 assists and was plus-one with 6 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games. Buffalo, who selected Grigorenko in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft, invited Roy to development camp. The Sabres' AHL affiliate Rochester signed him to a one-year two-way (AHL-ECHL) contract in July, 2012.

 

Talent Analysis

The undersized winger broke out after playing on the Quebec Remparts top line with Mikhail Grigorenko with 92 points in 64 games. The argument that Roy needs a big, strong center to be successful is valid, but Roy is a skilled playmaker in his own right. He is not afraid to go into the corners to dig out loose pucks and makes good, solid passes. The son of NHL goaltending legend Patrick Roy, many attribute his competitive fire to family genes.

 

Future

Roy signed a one-year, two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract with the Buffalo Sabres after a good showing at the team's 2012 developmental camp.  He'll be looking to land a spot on the Rochester Americans' roster in 2012-13. Given Buffalo's depth up front, Roy is in an uphill battle. He'll first have to impress the staff in Rochester before earning an NHL contract.


 

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