The Montreal Canadiens have invited another Quebecer to their rookie camp

Published August 26, 2021 at 11:23

Charles-Antoine Roy played almost three seasons with the Gatineau Olympiques, wearing the "C" in his last campaign with them (2019-20). He then joined the Sherbrooke Phoenix in 2020 as the team was aiming for a championship that was crippled due to the COVID-19. In his final year in the QMJHL, the 22-year-old center from Gatineau had 63 points, including 33 goals, in 61 games.

In order to train, he joined the uOttawa Gee Gees program last year without a professional team contract. That's why he was VERY surprised when his agent, Philippe Lecavalier, contacted him with the news:

"He asked me if the interest was mutual. It wasn't even a question. It's certain that the Canadiens are something special. Especially for a Quebecer like me. Especially after the playoffs that the club just had! It's fun to think that I'll be wearing their jersey. When I'm there, I'll try to stay focused on what I have to do on the ice. I'm not going to get too distracted." - Charles-Antoine Roy

For now, Roy, who is known as a straight shooter, is communicating with the team by email and the only thing he knows is that he will be playing in Ottawa on September 18.

"I haven't talked to anyone yet. Communication is mostly through email. The only thing I know is that on September 18, we're coming to play the Senators rookies in Ottawa!" - Charles-Antoine Roy

Before becoming a formidable scorer, Roy had to fight his way to the position with a QMJHL team, as he was passed over by every organization in his draft year. He showed up at the Olympics camp, and at the end of his stay, he was the one wearing the letter of nobility on his jersey. We are talking about a young man full of character, who will certainly want to extend his stay with the Montreal Canadiens.
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