#12 Prospect: Olivier Roy

Winter 2011: #12
Summer 2011: #11
Winter 2010: #15
Summer 2010: #16
Winter 2009: #19
Olivier Roy is a famous prospect owing to fine performances in the QMJHL and to making Team Canada’s WJC U18 and U20 teams as he made his way through junior hockey. He graduated to pro level this fall and has done some good things in 2011.


Redline report: “Roy has great athleticism and flexibility and is a tough-minded competitor who never gives up on a play. While he’s fairly advanced technique-wise, the problem for this typical butterfly netminder is his penchant for constantly going down to the ice too early and swimming around the crease. He gets by with that style in the junior ranks, but at only 5-11 and 163 pounds, he’s too small to cover the corners, and we suspect that pro shooters will pick him apart up high and take advantage of his habit of overcommitting.” 
NHL Central Scouting’s Chris Bordeleau: He catches your attention. He’s steady and he plays well all the time.”
Cape Breton goaltending coach Scott Gouthro: “Olivier Roy has extremely quick reflexes and when he challenges is extremely hard to beat. He continues to work on his puckhandling which is a key tool for the next level. He is a warrior, his competitive nature and desire to win is exceptional.”

  • Oilers goalie coach Frederic Chabot 2010 fall: “He’s shown a lot of maturity in the last year. He’s just six feet tall so he needs to very, very precise as to how he positions himself in the net. But he’s one of those goalies who looks bigger in the net. He stands tall. He does a good job challenging guys.”
  • The Oilers have run a few goalies through Stockton over the past several years, and I thought it might be an idea to compare their SP’s in their first ECHL seasons.

    • Olivier Roy 2011-12 .922
    • Devan Dubnyk 2006-07: .921
    • Andrew Perugini 2008-09: .908
    • Glenn Fisher 2007-08: .903
    • Bryan Pitton 2008-09: .886

    I have no idea what this means, aside from the fact that Roy does appear to be a legit goaltending prospect. The Q grad is average in size, a butterfly style goaltender and trails Tyler Bunz by my estimate but that doesn’t mean the organization feels that way.

    Roy has been the ECHL goalie of the week and is 6th in SP in the entire league. Roy’s junior career was impressive, and his pro career is starting off well. He might be off broadway, but he’s also serving notice. Despite not fitting the modern goalie template, Olivier Roy is getting the job done and then some.

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