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A forward who isn’t shy about being physical and has an above average shot.


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January 2024 – Joshua Roy’s stellar AHL play earned him a short call-up, where he accomplished many milestones. In a six-game stint, he scored his first NHL goal, and added an assist. Laval is definitely where he belongs right now, as his pace of play adapts to professional hockey. If he keeps up his pace, he’ll end the season with 57 points in 68 NHL games; not bad for a fifth-round pick only two years ago! Aaron Itovitch

November 2023 – While he has cooled off from his incredible hot start, Roy is still tied for 2nd in AHL rookie scoring, behind fellow 2021 pick Logan Stankoven. Roy is definitely showing that there is an NHL game in him, but that will have to wait as it appears the organization has chosen not to rush his development. Aaron Itovitch

September 2023 – It is very clear that Joshua Roy is pushing for a roster spot an opening night. Just two years removed from being taken in the fifth round, he might just do it. He has been one of the brightest spots for the team through training camp, showing poise, intelligence, and responsibility. He has emerged as a quality complementary player, and will either see himself getting big minutes in Laval, or maybe getting NHL reps. Marc Bergevin may have left the Canadiens one last gem before his departure from the organization. Aaron Itovitch

December 2022 – Since being drafted 150th overall in 2021, Roy has played in 92 QMJHL games, and accumulated 162 points. This is no small feat, as he is becoming one of the best players in his league. Now at his second world juniors championship, Roy will be an important piece on a Canada team searching for a gold medal. There are several worrying parts of Roy’s game however. Many aspects of Roy’s game are passable, but he doesn’t particularly shine in any part of the game. The QMJHL is one of the weaker defensive junior leagues, so his point totals don’t tell the whole story. While he will jump to the pros next season, and he should find himself a nice role in Laval, in a Montreal system with several high-end forwards, Roy may find himself on the outside looking in. If Kent Hughes and company are looking to make moves for the teams’ future, they could very well leverage Roy’s point totals for draft assets. No matter which direction is taken with Roy, however, he was a phenomenal pick in the fifth round. Aaron Itovitch


April 2022 – Roy signed his entry-level contract on March 30. Not many fifth-round picks who are nearly ineligible for draft get signed within a year of their name being called on Draft Day, but Roy has defied expectations all year. The former QMJHL first overall pick did not put everything together in major junior until this season, but that product has been very impressive. Roy is tied for the QMJHL’s lead in points with 94 with 20-year-old Islanders prospect William Dufour but holds a game in hand. His 37 goals also place him fifth in the league. He is also the youngest of all the players in the top 10 of both categories, as he only turns 19 in August. While the production may indicate that Roy has elite upside, I still have my doubts. There are always junior players that produce at a high level and fail to translate that to the NHL, especially QMJHL alums, as the defensive play in the Quebec league generally offers forwards ample time and space to execute their plays. I really liked Roy’s performance at rookie camp prior to the season, and I think he has a solid foundation to his game, providing him with the relatively high floor of a bottom-six contributor, with time on the second powerplay unit. However, I do not see any elite qualities in Roy’s game. He has certainly developed his playmaking – it has likely overtaken his shooting as his most dangerous offensive tool – and he thinks the game at a high level, but I do not know if it is enough for him to become the top-six offensive player so many fans are propping him up to be. I certainly hope he proves me wrong here, just as he has done with countless others with his performances this season, but my rankings of his upside and NHL certainty reflect the concerns I still have. Roy may turn pro next season, as he has proved almost everything he can at the QMJHL-level, and could complement fair-few other good prospects in Laval in 2022-23. Sebastian High


July 2021 – Roy showed off his shooting ability this season scoring 13 goals in 20 games. He was drafted in the fifth round 150 overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Pablo Ruiz

Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 6, 2003
Height 6‘0”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 5; Overall: 150


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Beauce-Appalaches ÉlitesQC Int PW2 1 01 0|        
 2015-2016 Québec Remparts QC Int PW3 1 45 0|        
  Beauce-Appalaches Canam M15 AAAQM15AA2 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Beauce-Appalaches Canam M15AAAEQM15AAA E30 19 1534 0|Qualification3 2 35
 2017-2018 Beauce-Appalaches Canam M15AAAEQM15AAA E27 33 2760 8|Qualification2 2 13
  Pointe-Lévy Corsaires M17 AAAQM17AAA1 1 12 0|        
 2018-2019 Lévis ChevaliersQM18AAA42 38 5088 6|Playoffs11 6 511
  Team Québec CWG6 4 913 0|        
  Team Québec White QGC-165 2 35 0|        
 2019-2020 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL60 16 2844 6|        
  Canada Red U17WHC-175 2 24 6|        
 2020-2021 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL15 9 817 2|        
  Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL20 13 518 2|Playoffs3 1 34
 2021-2022 Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL66 51 68119 22|Playoffs11 8 1523
  Laval RocketAHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Canada U20WJC-207 3 58 2|        
 2022-2023 Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL55 46 5399 14|Playoffs14 12 1224
  Canada U20WJC-207 5 611 0|        
 2023-2024 Montréal CanadiensNHL23 4 59 0|        
  Laval RocketAHL41 13 1932 12|