From the age of fifteen, Eric Roy has made his mark in the WHL along the blueline. What is most coveted is Roy’s uncanny reach, which can stretch and secure pucks beyond what appears capable for this 6-foot-3 skater.
In his draft season, Roy’s character and play emerged with the struggling Brandon Wheat Kings. He finished up as Brandon's fourth-leading scorer with 17 goals and 22 assists in 72 games. His points were nearly overshadowed by his plus/minus of minus-32 but that total was the result of logging a lot of hard minutes against the opposition's top lines. As his offensive numbers suggest, the Beauval, SK native defines himself as two-way defenceman who provides secondary scoring thanks to a good shot and solid hockey sense.
Becoming Calgary’s fifth round, 135th draft-pick reunited Roy with former Brandon Wheat Kings’ teammate, Michael Ferland, which made his transition into the Flames organization all the more suitable.