OlivierRoy

Steelheads add playoff experience in goal with Roy


Boise, Idaho – Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Ralph announced that the Idaho Steelheads have agreed to terms with goaltender Olivier Roy.

The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.

The fourth-year pro comes to Idaho after spending the past three seasons competing against the Steelheads as a member of the Stockton Thunder and Alaska Aces. He has 54 professional wins between the pipes, 38 in the ECHL and 16 in the American Hockey League. Roy was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and had his NHL rights traded to the Calgary Flames in November of last year.

In 17 career games against Idaho, Roy posted a 10-5-2 record, including 6-0-1 in the postseason with a .936 save percentage in those seven contests. Each of the past two seasons, his team has eliminated Idaho en route to reaching the Kelly Cup Finals.

Prior to turning pro, Roy appeared in 200 career games with Cape Breton and Acadie-Bathurst of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League posting a record of 123-57-8, 14 shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.77 and a save percentage of .906. He was named to the Canadian Hockey League All-Rookie Team and received the QMJHL Rookie of the Year award in 2007-08 and achieved career best totals in saves (1367), shutouts (5) and goals-against-average (2.62) in 2009-10 with Cape Breton .