Olivier Roy
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Olivier Roy

Hometown:

Amqui Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-07-12

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2009

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Trade with Edmonton, 2013

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: A rookie with Cape Breton (QMJHL), Olivier Roy went 27-11-3 with a 2.87 GAA and a .896 save percentage; he was named as the QMJHL Rookie of the Year and received a QMJHL and CHL All-Rookie Team nod for his play this season. He was also award the Raymond Lagace Trophy as the QMHJL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.

2008-09: The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL) net-minder posted an impressive 35-12-3 record in his second year with the club. He also posted a personal best 2.84 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. His three shutouts nearly matched his total of four from last season. Roy was chosen in the fifth round, 133rd overall, of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

2010-11: Roy had a season of extreme highs and lows – both with Acadie-Bathurst and in net for the silver medal-winning Canada squad at the 2011 U20 World Junior Championship. In 45 games with Acadie-Bathurst he was 29-13-2 with 2 shutouts and had a 2.79 GAA and .911 save percentage as the Titan finished second behind Saint John in the Maritimes division. In the playoffs against Victoriaville he appeared in three games and was 0-2 with a 6.88 GAA and .739 save percentage. Roy started three games for Canada and was 2-1, including a win over eventual gold medal winning Russia, but did not start any playoff round games following a 6-5 overtime loss to Sweden. He finished with a 3.57 GAA and .875 save percentage for the tournament. Roy signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Edmonton in March 2011.

2011-12: Roy appeared in three games with Edmonton's AHL affiliate Oklahoma City and shared the goaltending duties with Vancouver prospect Thomas Heemskerk for the ECHL's Stockton Thunder in his first pro season. Roy made his only start of the season with the Barons on March13th after seeing action in two relief appearances and stopped 36 of 38 shots in a 5-2 win over Rockford. He finished with a 2.34 goals against and .937 save percentage with Oklahoma City. He appeared in a team-high 40 games for the Thunder and was 16-23 with five losses in overtime and 4 shutouts and had a 2.49 goals against and .925 save percentage. Stockton reached the ECHL playoffs after finishing third in the Pacific Division. Roy was 4-4 in eight playoff games with a 2.46 goals against and .919 save percentage.

2012-13: Roy appeared in 22 AHL games with Edmonton affiliate Oklahoma City as a backup to veteran Yann Danis and was in net for the ECHL's Stockton Thunder during that team's run to the Kelly Cup finals. He was 9-9-1 with Oklahoma City and had a 2.77 goals against and .902 save percentage. The Barons finished third in the South Division and reached the Western Conference finals but Roy did not play in the playoffs. In nine regular season games with Stockton he was 7-2 with 1 shutout and had a 1.21 goals against and .961 save percentage. Roy played 22 ECHL playoff games and was 12-9 with a 2.81 and .911 save percentage. The Thunder lost to Reading in the Kelly Cup finals.

 

Talent Analysis

Exceptionally quick laterally as well as a quick glove, Roy is an incredibly athletic goalie and when he is on his game, he is as good as they come. When he made the jump to professional hockey he was prone to inconsistency, but seems to have made improvements to his mental game, reflected by his improved goaltending stats. He has an immense amount of natural ability and needs to continue to capitalize on it.

 

Future

Roy was dealt along with Ladislav Smid to the Calgary Flames in a deal that sent Roman Horak and Laurent Brossoit to the Edmonton Oilers. Roy will look to improve his consistency and get more games under his belt in the 2013-14 season.

 

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