Nicolas Roy
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Nicolas Roy

Hometown:

Amos Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-02-05

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

4th Round (96th Overall), 2015

Weight:

195 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Nicolas Roy skated for the Amos Forestiers in Quebec midget AAA hockey as a 14-year-old. In 43 regular season games he scored 13 goals with 18 assists and 30 penalty minutes. The Forestiers won a first-round series against Jonquiere before falling to College Esther-Blondin in the QMAAA quarterfinals. Roy scored 1 goal with 2 assists and 6 penalty minutes in seven playoff games.

2012-13: Roy was an assistant captain for the Forestiers in his second season with Amos. Limited to 27 games due to a shoulder injury, he scored 15 goals with 18 assists and 24 penalty minutes. Amos did not make the QMAAA playoffs. Roy played for Team White in the Quebec U16 tournament and was the first overall selection in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

2013-14: Roy was obtained by Chicoutimi from Cape Breton prior to the start of the season in exchange for three first-round draft picks and was the Sagueneens’ third-leading scorer in his first QMJHL season. He was an assistant captain and the leading scorer for Canada Quebec at the 2014 U17 World Hockey Challenge. Roy scored 16 goals with 25 assists and was -27 with 19 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games for Chicoutimi. The Sagueneens finished fifth in the East Division and were swept by Rimouski in a first-round playoff series. Roy had 2 assists and was -7 with 8 penalty minutes in four playoff games. He scored 2 goals with 7 assists and 4 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC.

2014-15: Roy was the third-leading scorer for Chicoutimi behind 19-year-olds Laurent Dauphin and Alexandre Ranger in his second QMJHL season. He played for the QMJHL all-stars in the Subway Series against Russia and skated for Canada’s U18 team in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial and World Junior Championship tournaments. He scored 16 goals with 34 assists and was -3 with 40 penalty minutes in 68 regular season games. Chicoutimi finished fifth in the East DIvision and lost to Moncton in a first-round playoff series. Roy scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was -3 with 8 penalty minutes in five playoff games. He was -1 with no points in two Subway Series games. Roy scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was +8 with 2 penalty minutes in five games for the gold medal-winning Canada squad at the Ivan Hlinka tournament and scored 3 goals with 3 assists, finishing +2 with 6 penalty minutes, in seven games at the WJC. Canada defeated host Switzerland in the bronze medal game. Roy was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine and was ranked 45th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. Carolina selected Roy in the fourth round (96th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

Talent Analysis

Roy has the size and skill to be a dominant center. However, in his first two junior seasons he hasn’t met the expectations of a former first overall QMJHL pick. That led to him sliding from first-round lock to potential fourth-round steal at this summer’s NHL draft. He has a great frame (6’4, 195 pounds) and very good puck skills, and is a great faceoff man.

Future

If Roy puts it all together, he could have teams wishing they had taken a chance on him. But even if he never becomes an elite point producer, Roy has the build and exhibits the work ethic to be a third- or fourth-line center in the NHL. He will return to Chicoutimi for the 2015-16 season.

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