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Fantasy Summary

Roy was previously (and correctly) listed as B+ but is docked a full grade with concerns over the stunted development and seemingly unending injury history. Adjust him on your boards accordingly.


Observations

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October 2020 – Roy did not receive a qualifying offer and therefore becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Roy has yet to suit up for an NHL game after being drafted 31st overall by the Sharks back in 2015. If that says bust to you, you would not be alone. However, consider that despite another injury shortened season, his 58 games this year are the most he has played in the past five seasons of hockey going back to his draft season. This is a small sign of real progress. While it is fair to wonder now if injuries have stalled his development to the point of no return, I would not write him off completely just yet. He is still looked good in the games he has played and showed he can be a complete defenseman when healthy. Chris Legg

February 2019 – The Sharks are managing Roy’s games played now that he finally appears to be healthy. GM Doug Wilson has stated that they have a plan to help Roy build strength and hopefully remain healthy as the defenseman has missed the better part of two seasons to injury. It is tough to say what kind of impact these injuries have had on his development, but at a minimum it has delayed his arrival in the NHL. Best to remain cautiously optimistic on Roy’s potential for now, he will likely benefit from a full season in the AHL next year. Chris Legg

September 2018 – This might be a make or break season when it comes to Sharks 2016 second rounder, Jeremy Roy. R