Kevin Roy
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Kevin Roy


Lac-Beauport Quebec

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4th round (97th overall), 2012


170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


2009-10: Kevin Roy was the leading scorer for Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts during his sophomore season. In 27 games he scored 12 goals with 16 assists.

2010-11: Roy led Deerfield Academy in scoring as a junior. In 18 games he scored 19 goals with 15 assists. Roy committed to playing college hockey at Brown in 2012-13 and was selected by the Lincoln Stars in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2011 USHL Entry Draft.

2011-12: Roy was named USHL Player of the Year in his first season with the Lincoln Stars. Roy led the league in both goals and assists – scoring 54 goals with 50 assists – and was plus-44 with 50 penalty minutes in 59 games for the Stars. Lincoln finished first in the Western Conference but were upset by Waterloo in the conference finals. In eight playoff games, Roy scored 7 goals with 3 assists and was minus-one with 4 penalty minutes.   Roy was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and was ranked 78th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (97th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Roy was the leading scorer for Northeastern as a freshman. Skating on a line with seniors Garrett Vermeersch and Vinny Saponari (Winnipeg), he scored 17 goals with 17 assists and was -9 with 24 penalty minutes in 29 games — missing the last five games of the season with an upper body injury. Roy was named MVP in the annual Beanpot Tournament – scoring all three goals in the Huskies 3-2 win over Boston University and scoring twice in the loss to Boston College in the championship game. The Huskies missed the Hockey East tournament; finishing last in the 10-team league.

2013-14: Roy led Northeastern in scoring for the second straight season. Playing on a line with Huskies’ leading goal-scorer Braden Pimm and center John Stevens much of the season, the sophomore scored 19 goals (one less than Pimm) and had 27 assists while finishing +2 with 30 penalty minutes. Roy scored five goals on the power play. Northeastern finished tied for fourth with New Hampshire in Hockey East in the regular season but did not receive an NCAA tournament berth; falling to the Wildcats, 5-4, in the decisive third game of their Hockey East quarterfinal series. 

Talent Analysis

Roy has been on the radar since he was 13 thanks to a YouTube clip of him showing off his stickhandling skills in a shootout contest. He is a creative player with great stick handling and passing skills who can be a wizard with the puck, and is equally adept at scoring goals or setting them up. A consistent scorer at the college level for Northeastern, Roy's lack of size is a concern for scouts who must determine if he can withstand the physical nature of pro hockey and be as effective against bigger, faster defenders.


Roy is in his junior season at Northeastern University in 2014-15 and continues to lead the Huskies in scoring. His consistent production is one factor in his favor when it comes to eventually making the transition from college to pro hockey. For every small college player like Martin. St. Louis and Johnny Gaudreau who were big-time scorers in college hockey and successfully made it to the NHL there are many who end up spending the bulk of their career in Europe or at the AHL level. If Roy is able to add some strength and bulk without affecting his quickness and scoring game he could make a serious run at an NHL roster spot someday.

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