Edmonton Prospect Rundown
Edmonton's depth on defense starts and stops with Justin Schultz. The defensive prospects are thin at best, and this is their chance to address that, which they do with the addition of Roy.
About Jeremy Roy
Regarding the young defenseman, Elite Prospects has this to say:
Roy's stats are less than impressive; a mere 43 points and 37 penalty minutes. What is more impressive is that he accomplished this in 46 games; nearly a point-per-game as a defenseman is far from poor. At 6 feet tall and 185 pounds, Roy is a big, puck moving defenseman who could potentially anchor a blue line for an NHL squad.
As an added bonus, Roy can both kill penalties and score on the power play; he is a quintessential top-4 (probably top-2) defenseman that any NHL squad would love to have.
How He'd Fit with the Wild
Let me say that again: Roy can both kill penalties and score on the power play; he is a quintessential top-4 (probably top-2) defenseman that any NHL squad would love to have. The Wild don't necessarily need a defenseman, so it's hard to see the Wild taking Roy if he falls to them. That's not particularly likely, as all but 2 mock drafts have Roy going before the Wild pick.
He would be a great addition for Minnesota, but again, it's hard to see Fletcher picking up another defenseman, when so clearly the position of need is Center or, at worst, forward.
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