48 Facts About Patrick Roy


Patrick Jacques Roy is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender and executive, who serves as the head coach for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League .

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In 2017, Patrick Roy was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history.

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Patrick Roy won four Stanley Cups during his career, two with each franchise.

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In 2004, Patrick Roy was selected as the greatest goaltender in NHL history by a panel of 41 writers, coupled with a simultaneous fan poll.

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Patrick Roy is the only player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy three times, the only one to do so in three different decades, and the only one to do so for two teams.

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Patrick Roy is widely credited with popularizing the butterfly style of goaltending, which has since become the dominant style of goaltending around the world.

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Patrick Roy is currently serving as the general manager and head coach of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League .

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Patrick Roy was born in Quebec City but grew up in Cap-Rouge, Quebec.

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Patrick Roy's parents are Barbara and Michel Roy, and he has a younger brother, Stephane.

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Patrick Roy became interested in being an ice hockey goalie when he was seven years old.

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Patrick Roy played in the 1977 and 1978 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments on a minor ice hockey team from Quebec City, which included his brother in 1978.

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Patrick Roy then began his professional career with the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the American Hockey League .

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Patrick Roy was drafted in the third round, 51st overall, in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, a team he disliked, being a fan of the rival Quebec Nordiques.

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Patrick Roy's grandmother Anna Peacock was a big Canadiens fan, but died before seeing her grandson being drafted.

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Patrick Roy kept playing for the Granby Bisons of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before being called up by the Canadiens.

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Patrick Roy played for 20 minutes and earned his first NHL win without allowing a goal.

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Patrick Roy earned a win, became the starting goaltender for the playoffs and led the team to a Calder Cup championship with ten wins in 13 games.

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Patrick Roy played 47 games during the regular season and won the starting job for the Stanley Cup playoffs, where he emerged as a star, leading his team to an unexpected Stanley Cup title and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy for the Most Valuable Player in the playoffs.

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Patrick Roy set a record with ten straight playoff overtime wins – two against Quebec, three against Buffalo, two against the New York Islanders and three against the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Patrick Roy had led his team, which did not have a player that finished in the top twenty regular-season scoring, to the Stanley Cup championship and was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

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Patrick Roy was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, finishing third in voting behind winner Dominik Hasek and runner-up John Vanbiesbrouck.

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Patrick Roy was a frequent target of Tremblay during the latter's sports radio career.

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Patrick Roy allowed nine goals on 26 shots, which was highly unusual, as star goalies are generally taken out of the game quickly on off-nights.

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At the time, Patrick Roy told the media that despite allowing five goals on 17 shots in the first, Tremblay kept him in net in order to humiliate him.

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In later interviews, Patrick Roy cited a general distaste with what he thought was a loosening of standards with the team.

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The return for Patrick Roy was seen as uneven at the time it was made, and eventually became known as one of the most one-sided deals in NHL history.

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Patrick Roy was a runner-up for the Vezina Trophy to Jim Carey.

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Patrick Roy was a large part of the Avalanche–Red Wings rivalry, which involved players Adam Foote and Brendan Shanahan, among others.

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Patrick Roy was named playoff MVP for the third time in his career, an NHL record.

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Patrick Roy has said that he and his teammates had wanted to win it for Ray Bourque, who finally won his first Cup after 22 seasons in the NHL; Bourque who had previously played 21 seasons with the Boston Bruins had numerous playoff encounters against Patrick Roy when he was with the Canadiens.

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Patrick Roy was selected as Team Canada's starting goalie for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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Patrick Roy played all six games, but Canada failed to win a medal after a shootout loss to Dominik Hasek and the Czech Republic in the semi-final.

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Patrick Roy declined the opportunity to play for Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, before the team's selection took place.

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Patrick Roy is the seventh coach to win the Cup on his rookie year, and the first to do so since Claude Julien with the Hull Olympiques in 1997.

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Patrick Roy then questioned his future as head coach and co-owner of the team, even considering resigning from his duties.

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Patrick Roy denied inciting his son Jonathan to fight, despite video evidence showing Patrick Roy making a gesture towards his son while he was advancing towards Nadeau.

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In May 2009, several unnamed sources reported that Patrick Roy was offered the head coaching position with the Colorado Avalanche.

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Patrick Roy turned down the position, but expressed the possibility of becoming an NHL-level coach at some future date.

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In September 2012, Patrick Roy started a new chapter in his successful career by becoming a permanent member of the French-Canadian hockey talk show l'Antichambre, where he worked as a hockey analyst.

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Patrick Roy was reunited on the set with his former head coach, Mario Tremblay, the man in part responsible for his departure from Montreal.

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Patrick Roy won his first six games as a rookie coach, coincidentally tying Mario Tremblay, his former coach with whom he had a feuding relationship, for the most consecutive wins at the beginning of a NHL coaching career.

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Since the 1980s, Patrick Roy has been a significant contributor to the Ronald McDonald House charity.

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Patrick Roy often talked to the net posts, and he never talked to reporters on days in which he was scheduled to play.

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Patrick Roy refused to let his skates touch the red and blue lines on the ice, stepping over them.

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Patrick Roy led the NHL in shutouts and goals against average twice, was named a First Team All-Star four times, a Second Team All-Star twice and played in 11 National Hockey League All-Star Games.

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Patrick Roy has won a record three Conn Smythe Trophies as NHL playoff MVP .

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Patrick Roy was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006, his first year of eligibility.

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Patrick Roy was named one of the "Top 10 Most Superstitious Athletes" by Men's Fitness magazine.

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