Kevin Romy

Hometown:

La Chaux-De-Fonds Switzerland

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1985-01-31

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

2003 NHL Entry Draft (4th Round/ #108 overall )

Weight:

185 lbs.

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History

Kevin Romy was the first Swiss player ever drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers. Romy debuted in the Swiss National League in 2002-03, tallying 2 goals and 4 points in 35 games for Geneva. It was the 2003 under-18 World Junior Championships where Romy turned heads, leading the Swiss club with 12 points, including 4 goals.

Talent Analysis
According to reports, while Romy may not have blazing speed, his skating is above-average, as are his hands. He sees the ice well and has well-developed two-way skills relative to other teenage players.
Future
The Swiss League has the unfortunate reputation of being hockey played at a respectable overall skill level but with all the hitting and intensity of an All-Star game. As a result, while the Swiss youth development program has produced a growing crop of highly skilled players, the players do not seem to adjust well once they come to North America from the National League at home. Romy is the latest candidate looking to reverse this perception. Romy has played both center and wing but speculation is that he'll probably be a winger if and when he comes over to North America.