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Joshua Roy
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Major acquisition and a real steal by the Montreal Canadiens: a top-six forward has been selected in Joshua Roy

Published January 18, 2024 at 9:09 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It is often said that the draft is not an exact science, and that is completely true. The evidence is easy to see for the Canadiens, as no first-round pick is currently on the team, or dominating anywhere, between Carey Price (2005) and Cole Caufield (2019).

Conversely, later picks like Brendan Gallagher in the 5th round or Rafaël Harvey-Pinard in the 7th round should have been selected much earlier.

There's a young player who was chosen in the 5th round in 2021 who has just made his NHL debut. Joshua Roy simply exploded after being selected by the Canadiens, with two fantastic seasons of 119 and 99 points with the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

Now 20 years old, he has collected 30 points in 34 games in the American Hockey League, which is more than excellent.


According to prospect expert Craig Button, Joshua is a truly special player.

"There is no doubt in my mind that Joshua Roy will be a top 6 in the NHL" - Craig Button

That's what we see from him, anyway. In his third game in the big league, he was the best forward on his team in a 3-2 victory against the Devils.

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Major acquisition and a real steal by the Montreal Canadiens: a top-six forward has been selected in Joshua Roy

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