Forward Joshua Roy of the Lévis Chevaliers has been ranked by QMJHL Central Scouting as the top prospect for the upcoming 2019 Entry Draft set for June 8th in Quebec City.
The prospects projected to go in the opening round are comprised of thirteen forwards and five defencemen. Lévis Chevalier forward Joshua Roy (LHMAAAQ) is identified as the top prospect, ahead of Justin Robidas of the Magog Cantonniers (2nd) and Peter Reynolds of the St. Mary Shattuck U-16 team (3rd).
Central Scouting is comprised of experienced scouts and is led by director Carl Bouchard. His team has studied thousands of players over the course of this past season.
Roy is a 5’11’’ and 180-pound forward who led the LHMAAAQ with 38 goals and 50 assists in 42 games last season. He added 11 points in 11 playoff games.
His rookie season in Midget AAA allowed him to showcase his brilliant offensive skills. He is also an incredible playmaker with great vision, which allows him to find his teammates, no matter where they are in the offensive zone. He is a scorer with good hands and an accurate shot. He responds well to key moments in the game and is often the difference maker.
The prospect ranked second is forward Justin Robidas of the Magog Cantonniers. Son of former NHL defenseman Stéphane Robidas, the young man who turned 16 earlier this year scored 28 goals and added 25 assists in 35 games over the regular season. His breakout moment came in the playoffs, where he collected 22 points in 14 games to help his team win the Jimmy-Ferrari Cup. He has been identified as one of the best all-around players available in this draft, notably because of his excellence skating ability. He is an outstanding passer and has the skillset to score.
Peter Reynolds rounds out the top 3 prospects for next month’s draft. The New Brunswick native played with the St. Mary Shattuck U16 team last season, where he collected 71 points (27 goals, 44 assists) in 51 regular season games. Described as a high-quality skater, he is able to create space thanks to his speed. He can control the play and make his teammates better.
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