By Michael Boriero
Joshua Roy has returned to the Sherbrooke Phoenix, after spending two weeks at the Montreal Canadiens preseason training camp, but not before reminding people why he was previously selected first overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
Although Roy was part of the first round of cuts by the Canadiens, he left a lasting impression with the National Hockey League (NHL) club. The 18-year-old from St-Georges-de-Beauce told The Record that he learned a lot in his short time there, especially from the veterans.
“I think just seeing them in the gym, off the ice and on the ice, they’re [professionals] and it was just good for me to be able to watch them, see what they’re doing, and just take that with me; It’s good for me as a hockey player,” said Roy.
While at training camp, he played with some of the Canadiens’ top players, including Jonathan Drouin, who made his return to the club following a prolonged break to deal with his mental health. It was a surreal moment for Roy to share the ice with a player like Drouin.