Detroit Red Wings: 5 players to Consider Taking 19th in 2015 NHL Draft

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Jeremy Roy, Sherbrooke Phoenix

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Sticking with something the Red Wings need in this years draft, Jeremy Roy is one of the better defensemen who could still be on the board when the Red Wings have their turn. Roy has spent two seasons with the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL. Both seasons he netted 30 or more points, in the 2013-14 season he registered 44 points (14-30). Then followed up in his sophomore season with 43 points (5-38) in 46 games.

Roy is a high-powered player who will remind you in many ways of Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks. If you have ever watched the Blakchawks play, you can see just how important Keith is to them, and if you can find a player like that in the draft, passing up on him would be a darn shame. Watching highlight packets of Roy you see he plays very authoritative and he is quick on his skates. He is a smart two-way defender that can also be helpful when you need a goal scored.

If the Red Wings don’t trade up or down in the draft, I think that Roy would be a great fit for the team. He could spend a season in Grand Rapids, but nothing really makes you think that he can’t be up in the NHL as soon as sometime next season. It is however the Red Wings way to have players go through the system first, it can’t hurt him.

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