Jérémy Roy

by Zachary DeVine on January 13, 2017

Jeremy Roy - Photo Courtesy of www.hockeyphoenix.ca

 

Jérémy Roy, RD

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 187

Born: 1997-05-14

Hometown: Longueuil, QC, CAN

Drafted: 2nd round, San Jose (31st overall)

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2017 – Roy is out for the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. The oft-injured defender suffered an injury to his left knee Oct. 22 on a hit from Marcus Tesink of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Initial reports were he would be out for weeks, but in late November word got out that he is lost for the year. The Sharks traded a lot to move up to draft Roy. Maintaining his health is proving difficult and will only get tougher when he turns pro next year. Zachary DeVine

October 2016 - The Sharks 31st overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft finally had a healthy and busy summer. He was healthy and attended the Sharks Development Camp and then headed out to the National Junior Evaluation Camp in Plymouth, Michigan. Roy skated in a pair of Team Canada’s exhibition games and looked like he belonged in the top half of the Canadian defenders. Out at the Rookie Showcase, it was more of the same, with excellent breakout passes, smooth skating and heads-up play being the hallmark of his game. Despite heading back to the QMJHL this season, Roy is the San Jose defender with the most upside both regarding fantasy hockey and NHL ability. Zachary DeVine

May 2016 - The 19-year-old offensive defenseman has been traded from the Sherbrooke Phoenix to the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL. This comes on the heels of a less-than-stellar campaign by the Sharks' second round pick. Roy battled injury throughout 2015-16 and was often playing second fiddle to Phoenix captain and usual defensive partner, Carl Neill. After posting 43 points in 46 games during his draft season, Roy was limited to just six goals and 34 points in 45 games in his draft+1 campaign. Another season of junior is certainly in the cards, and Sharks fans and management hope that the transition to the Armada will spark the offensive creativity and ice-time needed for the rearguard to develop properly. Cam Robinson

February 2016 – Lining up next to captain and Vancouver Canucks' prospect, Carl Neil, Roy has produced well at both ends of the rink for Sherbrook of the QMJHL. The puck moving defender has 32 points in 39 games, and his creativity and great skating ability allow him to take chances offensively and recover when necessary. He displays an innate ability to slow the game down and pick opponents apart.  Roy projects to be a few years away, but when he does arrive in the NHL, he has a lot of upside as a fantasy relevant player. Cam Robinson

November, 2015 - Roy has continued to put up impressive numbers in his third season in the QMJHL. The offensive-defenseman has totalled 18 points through 14 games to start his season - ranking third in defensemen scoring for the league. Roy was recently named to the QMJHL roster for the 2015 CHL Canada-Russia Super Series. He will look to make a strong impression in order to help secure a bid for a spot on the Canadian World Junior squad. - Cam Robinson 

September 2015 - Roy was returned to the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL. The recently selected second rounder showed strong mobility at his first NHL camp and will look to provide a heady two-way presence for his junior club. He'll get a long look at the World Junior Canadian selection camp in December as the team will only have one returning defender (Joe Hicketts) from last year's gold medal winning squad - Cam Robinson

June 2015 - The Sharks draft Roy 31st overall, first pick of the second round. The Sharks recently had Mirco Mueller play for the squad at the age of 19 so they're certainly open to rushing a good prospect, but Mueller was more two-way while Roy is more offense. So expect a wait of three years or longer. But Roy becomes San Jose's top defenseman prospect. Dobber

February 2015 – One of the draft’s best offensive defensemen, Roy has posted impressive statistics from the blueline. Quick agile skating ability with impressive start-and-stop abilities, Roy’s at his best with the puck on his stick using creative stick misdirection and cuts in mobility to evade checking forwards. Precise and confident in his passing abilities, many of Sherbrooke’s best scoring chances start from the blade of Roy’s stick. The poise that Roy operates with under pressure has been essential to his success as a high-end puck moving defenseman. Continuing to add strength and developing his defensive game will only assure that Roy remains a lock for a Top 15 selection and a candidate to go Top 10. Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

From a fantasy perspective, Roy should be among the top targeted defensemen from the 2015 draft class. His ability to quarterback a power play is high-end and he projects as an offensive defenseman at the next level. Loose comparable would be Kris Letang.

 

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