Patrick Roy Biography

Patrick Jacques Roy is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender and the current head coach and Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. He is regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time.

Nicknamed "Saint Patrick", Roy split his professional career between the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he played for ten years, and the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he played for eight years, both of the NHL. Roy won four Stanley Cups during his career, two with each franchise. Roy was born in Quebec City, but grew up in Cap-Rouge, Quebec.

In 2004, Roy was selected as the greatest goaltender in NHL history by a panel of 41 writers, coupled with a simultaneous fan poll. On November 13, 2006, Roy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is the only player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy three times, in different decades, and for two different teams. Roy's number 33 jersey is retired by both the Canadiens and Avalanche.

Roy is widely credited with popularising the butterfly style of goaltending, which has since become the dominant style of goaltending around the world. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Patrick Roy
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Ice hockey player, Coach
Date of Birth:
October 5, 1965 (56)
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Marriages
  • 1990-06-09
    NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada
Patrick Roy Timeline
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