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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.


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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. Roy has spent the better part of two seasons now rehabbing his knee, the most recent injury coming early in 2018. It has to be frustrating as the rookie defender was having a decent start to his pro career. Roy will be 21 at the start of this season, he’s already missed the Sharks development camp although this may just be about giving him the maximum recovery time possible. If Roy is indeed ready to start training camp this season, he’s a player to keep an eye on. The talent is there and he still has top-four NHL upside, he’s worth a dice roll in late rounds of your draft if you don’t mind accepting the significant risk of injury. Chris Legg

January 2018 – Once again, Jeremy Roy is out of the remainder of the season as his surgically repaired knee will go back under the knife for major repairs. The team reported that Roy should be ready for the start of training camp in the Summer of 2018. The stunted development of the 31st pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has skated in only 75 games over the previous three injury-interrupted seasons has to be a concern for the Sharks, no matter the ample ability and skill-set that is offered by the crafty right-handed defender. Zachary DeVine
December 2017 – The oft-injured Jeremy Roy is back on the shelf as player rolled into his surgically repaired knee in a Dec. 21 game against the Bakersfield Condors. He was just starting to come into his own and getting the rust off after missing 11 months of hockey and the first 55 minutes of the Condors game was the best of the season for the Sharks 2015 second rounder. He was moving gingerly around the locker room the following night, and neither he or head coach Roy Sommer offered a timetable as the knee still has to undergo further structural tests. The amount of time Roy has lost to injuries during his junior and newly-started professional career has to be impacting his development. Zachary DeVine

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 Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 1.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 14, 1997
Height 6‘0”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 2; Overall: 31


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Saint-Hyacinthe GauloisQM18AAA41 7 2532 22|Playoffs11 1 23
 2012-2013 Saint-Hyacinthe GauloisQM18AAA42 12 4254 18|Playoffs13 4 1115
  Team Québec Blue QGC-165 2 46 4|        
 2013-2014 Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL64 14 3044 23|        
  Canada Québec U17WHC-176 1 45 17|        
 2014-2015 Team White U18-Dev3 1 01 0|        
  Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL46 5 3843 37|Playoffs6 1 45
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 33 4|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 3 14 2|        
 2015-2016 Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL45 6 2834 27|        
 2016-2017 Blainville-Boisbriand ArmadaQMJHL10 2 13 9|        
 2017-2018 San Jose BarracudaAHL20 2 68 6|        
 2018-2019 San Jose BarracudaAHL58 6 1521 18|        
 2019-2020 San Jose BarracudaAHL35 1 78 28|        
 2020-2021 San Diego GullsAHL16 0 22 15|        
 2021-2022 HKM ZvolenSlovakia48 8 2533 53|Playoffs11 1 12 33 
 2022-2023 Vityaz Moscow RegionKHL68 4 2731 44|Playoffs5 0 11 22 
 2023-2024 Vityaz Moscow RegionKHL67 4 2731 17|        
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