• As the top ranked Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goalie prospect in 2008-09, Roy posted a 3.04 goals-against average and a .906 save-percentage in 54 games. His 35-13-0 record helped lead the Screaming Eagles to a second place finish in the Atlantic Division. He also led the league in shootout save-percentage, stopping all 14 shots he faced.
• He was selected to participate in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game and was Team Quebec’s Player of the Game in the 2008 Canada/Russia Challenge on Nov. 17.
• In his first season with Cape Breton in 2007-08, he won 27 games (27-15-0), setting a QMJHL record for wins by a 16-year-old rookie, surpassing the previous record of 23. He also recorded four shutouts to set the record for most shutouts in a season by a rookie goaltender.
• In his first month as a rookie, Roy went 167 minutes and 51 seconds without allowing a goal, placing him fourth on the QMJHL all-time shutout streak list. For his outstanding season he was named the 2007-08 Rookie of the Year as well as the Defensive Rookie of the Year.
• His childhood hockey idol was Martin Brodeur and he credits his parents for having had the most influence on his career.
• He played on his first hockey team in his home town of Causapscal, Quebec and began playing the game in his basement with his dad.
NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings NHL Player: Martin Brodeur Shootout move: “Pavel Datsyuk’s move.” Video game: NHL ‘09 Movie: Shooter TV Show: One Tree Hill Actor: Brad Pitt Group: The Fray Website: YouTube Book: Harry Potter Home cooked meal: Steak Sport (other than hockey): Tennis Activity away from the rink: Friends, movies, restaurants Place to visit: Hockey Hall of Fame
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk