It sounds like Marco Roy will be playing center for the Quebec Remparts in 2013-14. The young Q winger, drafted in the second-round by the Oilers in 2013, had some injury issues last season and is returning for his overage season. This is the year Pitlick and Hamilton didn’t get, so we can look at Roy’s 2014-15 season as the other side of the mountain. Roy performed about the same at even strength year over year:
|.630||MARCO ROY (12-13 QMJHL)||65||16||25||41|
|.615||MARCO ROY (13-14 QMJHL)||39||8||16||24|
Meaning that the gap season-over-season offensively came from the power play:
|.400||MARCO ROY (12-13 QMJHL)||65||13||13||26|
|.256||MARCO ROY (13-14 QMJHL)||39||5||5||10|
If Roy had maintained his PP status, he would have been beyond a point-per-game in his draft year +1. It was not to be, and the injuries came during the Pouliot point of his development—meaning he’s burning daylight as a prospect.
EV POINTS-PER-60 ESTIMATES FROM EXTRA SKATER 2013-14
- Greg Chase 3.0
- Mitchell Moroz 2.6
- Marco Roy 2.1
- Jackson Houck 2.1
- Jujhar Khaira 1.9
Marco Roy is two months older than Greg Chase, four months older than Jackson Houck. The hockey Gods have not been kind to the Oilers when they choose a son from Quebec province, but I cheer like hell for them anyway. Come on, Marco. Rock the Casbah.