Patrick Roy

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy Full Name: Patrick Roy


Profession: NHL Goalie and Coach
Why Famous: Nicknamed "Saint Patrick", he is regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. He split his professional career between the Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche, winning two Stanley Cups with each franchise.

He is widely credited with popularising the butterfly style of goaltending,which has since become the dominant style of goaltending around the world.

Born: October 5, 1965 (53 years old)
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1990-06-09 NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada

Historical Events in the Life of Patrick Roy

  • 1985-02-23 Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens
  • 1995-12-02 Montreal Canadiens coach Mario Tremblay leaves goaltender Patrick Roy in the game too long, allowing an embarrassing 9 goals in 11-1 rout by Detroit Red Wings; Roy demands trade; moves to Colorado Avalanche and wins Stanley Cup that season
  • 2003-04-22 Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game
  • 2003-05-28 Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL
  • 2008-11-22 Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens
  • 2013-05-23 Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups

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