Nicolas Roy (born 5.2.1997) is a Canadian ice hockey winger. He has been playing in the NHL since 2017 and he is currently playing with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Nicolas Roy was drafted 1st overall, in the 2013 QMJHL draft by Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, but refused to play in the league unless his rights were traded. On 6.9.2013, the Screaming Eagles gave up and traded Roy to the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. In his rookie season 2013-14, Roy was named assistant captain of the Saguenéens. He played 63 games and made 41 (16+25) points. Nicolas Roy was drafted 96th overall in fourth round of the 2015 NHL Draft by Carolina Hurricanes. In 2015-16 season, Roy returned to the QMJHL and the Saguenéens. Roy led all QMJHL players in goals and made 90 (48+42) points in 63 games. Roy was named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team after the season.
On 9.4.2016, Roy signed three-year entry-level contract with Carolina Hurricanes. He played rest of the season 2015-16 with Charlotte Checkers in the AHL. In season 2016-17, Roy returned to the QMJHL and Saguenéens. He played total 70 games and made 101 (44+57) points. Roy was again named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team after the season. He also won Guy Carbonneau Trophy as the best defensive forward of the QMJHL.
Carolina Hurricanes and Vegas Golden Knights
Roy attended the Hurricanes training camp prior to the 2017-18 season, but was reassigned to the Charlotte Checkers. He made 38 (11+27) points in 70 regular season games with Checkers. On 7.4.2018, Roy made his NHL debut against Tampa Bay Lightning. In 2018-19 season, Roy played with the Checkers and helped the Checkers win the 2019 Calder Cup. On 26.6.2019, Roy was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. In season 2019-20, Roy was frequently moved between the Golden Knights and the Chicago Wolves (Knights’ AHL affiliate). He played 28 regular season games and 20 playoff games with the Knights and made total 18 (6+12) points. On 22.4.2020, Roy signed two-year contract extension with the Golden Knights.
Nicolas Roy played in the 2015 IIHF World U18 Ice Hockey Championships and won bronze medals with Team Canada. Roy played in the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Team Canada won silver medals.