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Joshua Roy: in no hurry to be recalled by the Canadiens

Rookie with the Laval Rocket, Joshua Roy is already wowing everyone with his 12 points in 10 games. The young Quebec prodigy appeared on RDS’s L’Antichambre on Friday evening to talk about his professional debut.

And what we learned from the interview is that Roy is a young man with a good head on his shoulders, and that he’s very patient.

During the interview, Roy used a simple phrase that proves his patience.

“All roads lead to Rome.” – Joshua Roy

He went on to explain that, even if he spends his entire season in Laval, he’ll understand and continue to develop. He even admitted that staying in the AHL helps his development.

RDS journalist Stéphane Leroux was also on set for the interview. He explained that, even if Roy was drafted in the fifth round, it doesn’t matter anymore. The junior hockey expert went on to say that he’s convinced the former Sherbrooke Phoenix player will make the NHL, and that it’s only a matter of time.

Except that turning pro gives Roy a new challenge. It’s one of the first times he’s had to rely on veterans like Philippe Maillet, Gabriel Bourque and Lias Andersson for advice. He explained that he appreciates receiving advice from these three players.

And now that he’s getting paid, Roy sees hockey as a job. He has to manage his diet and training better, but none of that has taken the fun out of hockey, which he still sees as a game.

Laval is his development centre, but he says he’s having a lot of fun there. Of course, being the top scorer on your team certainly gives you a good confidence boost , and that’s what’s going to help him develop.

Roy took the opportunity to talk about his successful stint in junior. He loved Sherbrooke, where he scored hundreds of points after a stint with the Sea Dogs. He also took the time to talk about his conquest of the World Junior Championship.

In bursts

– The kid’s a machine.

– A fine plateau for the QMJHL product.

– Incredible!

– Looking forward to it!

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