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He had 12 points in seven games

LAVAL (November 1st, 2023) – The American Hockey League announced today that Laval Rocket forward Joshua Roy has been selected as the league’s rookie of the month.

Roy, the AHL Rookie of the Month, began his first pro season with five goals and seven assists for 12 points in seven games for the Rocket during October.

Roy had four multiple-point games this month, beginning with a goal and an assist in each of Laval’s opening-weekend games vs. Abbotsford. Then on Oct. 20, Roy tied a pair of single-game franchise records by recording three goals and five points to lead the Rocket to an 8-4 win over the Rochester Americans. He added a pair of assists the next night at Belleville and notched another assist at Rochester on Oct. 27.

Montreal’s fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, Roy made his professional debut with Laval during the Eastern Conference Finals in 2022, appearing in one game. The 20-year-old native of Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., was a First Team All-Star selection in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League each of the last two seasons and won gold medals with Canada at both the 2022 and 2023 IIHF World Junior Championships.