“I spent virtually half the season there in Anaheim,” he mentioned. “I had virtually a degree a sport within the AHL once I was there. So in my third 12 months I used to be prepared to choose it up and actually take the subsequent step and be an everyday within the NHL. However I had a extremely robust break there.”
Throughout the Geese’ 2018 coaching camp, Roy suffered a fluke harm to his proper wrist. He was be sidelined for months, not making his AHL debut with the Gulls till February earlier than finally getting a three-game stint with the Geese in March.
After the season ended, Anaheim let Roy stroll with the expiration of his two-year entry-level contract.
“Being out that lengthy, I felt like my sport was slightly behind everybody enjoying by way of the entire 12 months,” he mentioned, including that it even carried even into final season. “I used to be nonetheless having points with my harm and I used to be attempting to get every thing again collectively.”
Roy break up his 2019-20 AHL season with the Springfield Thunderbirds and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The skilled sports activities pause that started final March ended up serving to his profession get again on observe.
“The entire break (throughout the AHL shutdown), I bought to get every thing taken care of and get again to 100%,” he mentioned.
Coming into Friday’s 7 p.m. matchup in opposition to his outdated workforce, the Gulls (16-11-0-0), Roy’s 10 targets lead the Roadrunners (8-12-1-0) and are tied for seventh, league-wide. His 19 factors are tied for eleventh within the AHL.