CATCHING UP WITH THE 'CUDA: JEREMY ROYAug 28, 2018
Once the 2017-18 season concluded, each Barracuda player returned to his hometown or offseason hangout. Moving forward, each week sjbarracuda.com will check in with a different Barracuda player and see what he is up to this summer. This week we catch up with defenseman Jeremy Roy.
Where do you spend your summers?
I spend my summers on the South Shore of Montreal, back in Quebec. I live about 20 minutes from downtown Montreal, but I commute every day to the North Shore to workout.
What is the best part about being back home?
Just being able to see the family, friends and get away from the game for a little bit. Right now with the rehab I have going, I’m training pretty much every day. I got back on the ice at development camp in San Jose, but I’ve been focusing on building my strength and speed.
Watch Jeremy Roy's goal from waaay outside over and over again, if you want. We won't blame you! pic.twitter.com/czF76tgx18— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) November 18, 2017
What is a day in the life of Jeremy Roy during the offseason?
During the week I’m up by eight, I get a good breakfast, and then I’ve got a 45-minute to an hour drive, depending on traffic, to get to the gym. My workout starts at 11, so I usually leave the house around 9:30. Once I get there, I’ve got a little extra time to get a good warm-up in, foam roll and then the workout will begin. It’s usually around an hour to an hour and a half of training, depending on the day. And then, if the weather is good, I’ll head back to the South Shore and go boating or play golf or get on the ice.
When you’re not training, what is your favorite thing to do in the summers?
I’d say wake surfing, my parents and I got a boat last summer. I haven’t been able to enjoy it too much with the knee, but it’s a lot of fun.
What type of training have you been doing this summer?
I had to first get my knee ready and get back to 100% from the injury before I could really work on anything else. I had to make sure everything was stable and strong. But once your recovery gets to a certain point, you can then focus on speed and strength. When you get hurt, you lose those things.
What are your goals going into your second year as a pro?
Obviously, I want to get healthy and get back to where I was before the injury last year. Honestly, I just want to play. I’ve missed a lot of hockey over the last two years, and so I want to play and enjoy the game and help the team.
What was your best memory from last year?
The entire experience was incredibly memorable for me. My first game, our first win. Not being home, not being with a billet family, being on my own. My roommate was Bibs (Antoine Bibeau), and he helped me get used to the league and living on my own. Being my first pro year, it was a really fun experience.