Jimmy Roy enters his sixth season with the Winnipeg Jets in his role as Director, Player Development. Roy's responsibilities include working with the Jets' prospects, both amateur and professional, as well as planning the annual Winnipeg Jets Development Camp.
Prior to joining the Jets, Roy spent five seasons playing for the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Roy retired in April 2011 from a 14-year professional hockey playing career. He began his professional playing career in 1997-1998 with the Manitoba Moose, and remained on the team until the end of the 2005-2006 season. In his nine seasons in Manitoba, Roy played in a franchise record 603 regular season games, tallying 101 goals, 111 assists and 1,434 penalty minutes. In the playoffs, the fan favorite compiled nine goals, seven assists and 148 penalty minutes in 59 games.
Before his professional career began, Roy played in 55 games with the Canadian National Team in 1996-97. In that time, he recorded 27 points (10G, 17A) along with 82 penalty minutes. In 2002-2003 Roy won the AHL's Yanick Dupre Memorial Award in recognition for his involvement in the community.