Acquired from the Hurricanes of the Caroline, in return, Erik Haula in June 2019, the quebec striker Nicolas Roy has made its place in the national hockey League (NHL) this season, so well that he convinced the Golden Knights Vegas to grant him a two-year contract.
With this new agreement, the former of the Saguenéens of Chicoutimi in the League the Quebec major junior hockey (QMJHL) will receive a total of $1.5 million.
“This is so exciting! When I was traded here, my goal was to get a new contract, has revealed Roy Wednesday, according to the official website of the NHL. I want to help the team and I believe that I can do it. This is a great organization and we have several excellent players. This is a big day for me.”
At the time of the trade that sent him to Nevada, Roy had played only six games with the Hurricanes after being selected in the fourth round of the draft in 2015. He had not collected a single point.
This season, he has scored five goals and totaled 10 points in 28 games after having accumulated 22 points in 27 games with the Wolves of Chicago, in the american League. Taking advantage now of a little stability, he hopes to climb the ranks within the team.
“I’ve gotten more opportunities this year and I think that I proved that I could play in the NHL, he argues. I can be a player to center the third trio, and playing in numerical inferiority. But I also believe that, if I’m with good players, I can have a more important role and contribute offensively and on the power play.”
No question, however, to question the decisions of his coach. “I’m going to do what they want, and I’ll play the way they ask me”.