5’9″ Anaheim Ducks Prospect Kevin Roy is Ready for the Big Time

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Kevin Roy /

There has been plenty of excitement surrounding the Anaheim Ducks signing of Troy Terry. Let’s take a look at another young guy who could possibly be a full-time member of the Ducks next season, Kevin Roy.

Anaheim Ducks prospect Kevin Roy is a native of Greenfield Park, Quebec. The 24-year-old was selected in the 4th round (97th overall) by the Ducks in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and played center all four years he was there.

His great skill has gone a long way towards making a name for himself within the organization. Whether it was in San Diego or Anaheim, Roy quickly became a crowd favorite. The 5’9″, Roy, has 32 points (11goals-21 assists) for the San Diego Gulls this season.

He played 25 games for the Ducks following his November call-up. In that span, he tallied 6 goals and an assist for 7 points. All totaled, it’s not bad for a young guy getting his feet wet in the NHL. His first career NHL goal came in a game against Boston on November 15th.

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He has made his NHL Debut and had some success while showing off some nifty skills. Unfortunately, at only 5’9″ his height could be a problem. It will be interesting to see if he could use speed to get around the taller players in the league.

A look into the future

Anaheim’s offseason is in the near (but hopefully not too near) future, where a spot for Kevin Roy may come open him, due to some roster tinkering by management. In San Diego and Anaheim Kevin has played left wing, not center, like he did at Northeastern.

Jason Chimera, Chris Kelly, and Nick Ritchie are all left wings and are all free agents after this season. Of the three, Nick Ritchie is the most likely to return to Anaheim. As a result Chimera and Kelly leaving, there is an opportunity for Roy to take up the role on the 3rd or 4th line to add scoring depth to the Ducks. Additionally, Roy could move back to the pivot as Antoine Vermette and Dereck Grant are also unrestricted free agents at season’s end.

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Options seem to be available for Roy to prove himself to the team next summer. Could we see him in Anaheim next season full time? Yes, yes we could.