Name Olivier Roy
Height 1.83 m
Salary 670,000 USD (2014)
|Playing career |
Role Ice hockey player
Weight 82 kg
|Born July 12, 1991 (age 24)
Amqui, QC, CAN (1991-07-12) |
EBEL team Former teams HDD Olimpija Ljubljana Oklahoma City Barons Abbotsford Heat
NHL Draft 133rd overall, 2009 Edmonton Oilers
Number 37 (Abbotsford Heat / Goaltender)
Similar People Craig MacTavish, Mark Giordano, Dallas Eakins, Bob Hartley, Todd Nelson
Olivier Roy ([ʁwa]; born July 12, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Roy was originally drafted in the fifth round, 133rd overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. His playing style is modeled after several players, including Marc-Andre Fleury and Rick DiPietro. He is of no relation to former NHL goaltender and current head coach Patrick Roy.
Roy was selected in the third round, 44th overall, by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)'s Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the 2007 QMJHL Entry Draft. In his first season with Cape Breton, Roy recorded four shutouts and ultimately won the RDS Cup as the League's top rookie.
Roy then played for Team Quebec in the 2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge, and was named Team Quebec’s Player of the Game in their 5–3 win over Team Russia in the first game of the series.
Roy was ranked as the second-best North American goaltender available by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau going into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, and on June 27, he was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round, 133rd overall.
Roy played for Canada at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, along with goaltender Mark Visentin, and started the opening game of the tournament against Russia. After three seasons with Cape Breton, Roy was traded to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan for the 2010–11 season, but struggled during the playoffs. In 2012, his rights were traded to the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
On March 30, 2011, Roy signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers. On November 8, 2013, Roy was traded by the Oilers to the Calgary Flames along with Ladislav Smid in exchange for Roman Horak and Laurent Brossoit.
On September 30, 2014, as a free agent and without an NHL offer, Roy signed a one-year ECHL contract with the Idaho Steelheads.
As a free agent, Roy opted to pursue a European career, and signed a one-year deal with Slovenian club, HDD Olimpija Ljubljana on July 30, 2015.