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Canadiens Prospect Watch: Joshua Roy Dominant In Final Stretch



Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy

Few players in the Montreal Canadiens prospect pool possess the type of offensive instincts shown by Joshua Roy on a nightly basis.

He’s got a nose for the net, which, paired with his great shot, leads to a bevy of scoring chances for the 19-year-old forward.

But despite improving upon his consistency in the last two seasons, there are still some stretches in which it appears that Roy is bored with the level of competition in the QMJHL.

That, however, was not the case this week.

With playoffs on the horizon, Roy started with a five-point effort against Val-d’Or, which included a first-period natural hat trick that took less than 10 minutes to complete.

He followed up his great game with yet another clutch effort, this time against Riley Kidney and the Gatineau Olympiques. Roy earned two points in the matchup, including a fantastic game-winning goal that put his patience and shooting talent on full display.

Roy wasn’t satisfied with just two greats, and put together consecutive three-point efforts against Victoriaville to put the finishing touches on a fantastic week that saw him score seven goals and six assists.

There’s also something to be said about the manner in which Roy is scoring: beautifully. Pick one of his goals in the last week, and you can be fairly certain to land on a highlight reel play.

Thanks to a late surge in offence, Roy closed out the regular season with 46 goals and 53 assists in 55 games played.

To get a better idea of his NHL readiness, take a look at opinions from four different Habs prospect experts.

Other Montreal Canadiens Prospect News And Highlights

  • Riley Kidney loves scoring with his new team, the Gatineau Olympiques. Since the trade to the powerhouse club, Kidney has only failed to register a point during one game, and that happened to be the first time he wore an Olympiques sweater. Since then, Kidney has scored 14 goals and 51 assists in 28 games.

  • Mobile defenceman Adam Engstrom continues to impress in the SHL playoffs. If you’d like to know more about the exciting Canadiens prospect, I suggest taking a look at this thread on Twitter, which highlights many of his strengths.

  • Sean Farrell’s season has come to an end following a disappointing 8-1 loss to Jakub Dobes and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Farrell can return to the NCAA, but it’s expected he’ll sign an entry-level contract with the Canadiens in the near future.
  • Lane Hutson and Boston University will feature in the NCAA’s final four.

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