The Anaheim Ducks announced that they have signed Northeastern senior Kevin Roy to a two-year entry level contract. The Ducks drafted Roy in the fourth round 97th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft after Roy scored 54 goals in his final season of junior hockey for the USHL's Lincoln Stars.
Roy continued his scoring prowess at Northeastern, averaging over his point-per-game in each of his first three seasons at Northeastern. Roy turned down the Ducks last summer to return for one final season at Northeastern. Roy got off to a very slow start to the season, then missed a long stretch of games with an upper-body injury. But he returned in the second half of the season and finished strong, helping lead Northeastern to a Hockey East playoff title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
We ranked Roy as the 81st-best NHL prospect in the NCAA this season:
Roy chose to return to Northeastern for his senior season after three very successful seasons with the Huskies. That appeared to be a huge mistake through the first half of the season. Roy started the season in a miserable slump with an 11-game goalless streak before suffering an upper body injury that kept him out for almost two months. He started to return to form late in the season however, where he has showed his tremendous puck-handling ability to create offensive opportunities. At his best, Roy is an elite playmaker that could be a scorer at the pro level despite his size.