We are pleased to present you a new acquisition of our team, 24-year-old Canadian defender Eric Roy.
☑Eric Roy was born at Meadow Lake (Saskatchewan Province, Canada) and is part of the Metis Nation community, one of the three indigenous roots recognized by the Canadian state, alongside the “First Nation” (as the American population from Canadian territory) and the Inuit population.
☑ He has a height of 191 cm. and 82 pounds and is characterized as a very offensive defender and the holder of a very strong shot.
☑It is a very useful player in times of numerical superiority (most of the points marked in the career were marked in moments of “power-play”).
☑ Despite his height he is a very good skater and a very agile player.
☑ These qualities made the 2013 Calgary Flames team draft (in the fifth round of “NHL Draft”).
☑ In 2013 he was also been selected for the “CHL Top Prospects” game, which brings together the most promising young players who have been admitted to NHL draft in that year from Canada’s three major youth leagues (OHL, WHL and QMJHL ). The game took place in Halifax on January 16, 2013, Eric Roy played in a team led by legendary Don Cherry, and the description of the event was characterized as follows: “Eric Roy is certainly making up for any shortcomings with over-average talents on the offensive side of the puck. “
☑ As a part of the junior team, he participated in WHL at the Brandon Wheat Kings team where he played 5 seasons, managing to score 200 points in 322 matches.
☑ In the 2015/2016 season he made his way to the professional hockey, playing in AHL at Lake Erie Monsters – the current Cleveland Monsters – where he had 10 appearances and scored 4 points in the ECHL Allen Americans team.
☑ With Allen Americans the “Texan” had an extraordinary 2015/2016 season, winning the ECHL (ECHL Kelly Cup).
He managed to make a full contribution to winning the competition through the 30 points in 52 regular season games (14 goals and 16 assists) and 21 points in 23 play-off games (5 goals and 16 assists).
In that season he was considered one of the best debutants in ECHL.
☑The following two seasons, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, continued to Allen Americans, achieving a total of 67 points in 110 regular season games and 7 points in 18 play-off games.
☑ In the 2018/2019 season, after only 8 games played at the Allen Americans in the season’s start, Wichita Thunder (also from ECHL) was asked to offer two attackers (Greg Chase and Mitch Maloney).
Malcolm Cameron, coach of Wichita Thunder, particularly wanted for his ability to score in the numerical superiority stages, declaring for the official site of the team: “However, I felt we needed additional help on our power-play and Eric Roy has proven to be a top ECHL power-play guy as well as a Kelly Cup winner.”
☑ After 30 games at Wichita Thunder (where he scored 5 points, 2 goals and 3 assists) was also traded in ECHL to the Norfolk Admirals team where he was team-mate for a season with the other Canadian defender transferred by our team, Chase Harrison.
The Norfolk Admirals managed to score 13 points (4 goals and 9 assists) in 25 games, being considered a very good transfer for the end of the season.
☑ It is sure that he is one of the most promising young foreign players who have reached Romanian hockey in recent years.
Despite his 24-year-old he already has an impressive “business card” with a major trophy in the portfolio (ECHL Kelly Cup) and is a player in the “NHL Draft”
He is recognized in the North American hockey as a true blue liner and expert in power-play moments, and we hope to help us a lot with the next season with his shots and offensive climbs.
He is an average skater and a very mobile player who can play very well both ways in the game.
Welcome to Brasov, Eric Roy!