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Patrick Roy
"Saint Patrick"

10/5/1965 -
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Hand: Left

Played For:

Montreal Canadiens (1984-1995)
Colorado Avalanche (1995-2003)

Regular Season:
1984-85NHLMontreal Canadiens11000.001.000
1985-86NHLMontreal Canadiens4723313.35.875
1986-87NHLMontreal Canadiens4622612.93.892
1987-88NHLMontreal Canadiens4523932.90.900
1988-89NHLMontreal Canadiens4833642.47.908
1989-90NHLMontreal Canadiens5431532.53.912
1990-91NHLMontreal Canadiens4825612.71.906
1991-92NHLMontreal Canadiens6736852.36.914
1992-93NHLMontreal Canadiens6231523.20.894
1993-94NHLMontreal Canadiens68351172.50.918
1994-95*NHLMontreal Canadiens4317612.97.906
1995-96NHLMontreal Canadiens2212112.95.907
1995-96NHLColorado Avalanche3922112.68.909
1996-97NHLColorado Avalanche6238772.32.923
1997-98NHLColorado Avalanche65311342.39.916
1998-99NHLColorado Avalanche6132852.29.917
1999-00NHLColorado Avalanche6332822.28.914
2000-01NHLColorado Avalanche6240742.21.913
2001-02NHLColorado Avalanche6332891.94.925
2002-03NHLColorado Avalanche63351352.18.920
TotalNHLMontreal Canadiens, et al.1029551131662.54.910
*shortened season

1985-86NHLMontreal Canadiens201511.92.9232nd in Adams
1986-87NHLMontreal Canadiens6404.00.8732nd in Adams
1987-88NHLMontreal Canadiens6303.35.8901st in Adams
1988-89NHLMontreal Canadiens191322.09.9201st in Adams
1989-90NHLMontreal Canadiens11512.43.9113rd in Adams
1990-91NHLMontreal Canadiens13703.06.8982nd in Adams
1991-92NHLMontreal Canadiens11412.62.9041st in Adams
1992-93NHLMontreal Canadiens201602.13.9293rd in Adams
1993-94NHLMontreal Canadiens6302.56.9305th in East
1995-96NHLColorado Avalanche221632.10.9212nd in West
1996-97NHLColorado Avalanche171032.21.9321st in West
1997-98NHLColorado Avalanche7302.51.9062nd in West
1998-99NHLColorado Avalanche191112.66.9202nd in West
1999-00NHLColorado Avalanche171131.79.9283rd in West
2000-01NHLColorado Avalanche231641.70.9341st in West
2001-02NHLColorado Avalanche211132.51.9092nd in West
2002-03NHLColorado Avalanche7312.27.9103rd in West
TotalNHLMontreal Canadiens, et al.247151232.30.9184x Stanley Cup Champion

Transaction History:

1995: The Montreal Canadiens traded Patrick Roy and Mike Keane to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Andrei Kovalenko, Martin Rucinsky, and Jocelyn Thibault

Career Rankings:

Regular Season:
Games Played: 1029 (2nd)
Wins: 551 (2nd)
GAA: 2.54 (37th)
SV%: .910 (24th)
Shutouts: 66 (14th)
Games Played: 247 (1st for goalie, 2nd overall)
Wins: 151 (1st)
GAA: 2.30 (23rd)
SV%: .910 (24th)
Shutouts: 23 (t-1st)

Yearly Rankings:
Regular Season:
Games Played: 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 7th, 8th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 10th
Wins: 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 6th, 6th, 6th, 8th, 8th, 9th
GAA: 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 6th, 6th, 7th, 7th, 8th, 9th
SV%: 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 8th, 10th, 10th
Shutouts: 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 9th
Wins: 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 9th, 9th, 9th
GAA: 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 8th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 10th
SV%: 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 6th, 6th, 7th, 7th, 9th, 10th
Shutouts: 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th


Holds National Hockey Leauge record for most most 30-or-more-win seasons by a goaltender (11).
Holds National Hockey League career postseason record for most games played by a goaltender (247).
Holds National Hockey League career postseason record for most wins (151).
Holds National Hockey League career postseason record for most shutouts (23).
Shares National Hockey League single-season record for most postseason shutouts (4), 2000.
Shares National Hockey League single-season postseason record for most wins (16), 1993.
Shares National Hockey League single-season postseason record for most wins (16), 1996.
Shares National Hockey League single-season postseason record for most wins (16), 2001.
Shares National Hockey League record for most consecutive postseason wins (11), 1993.
Became National Hockey League's all-time playoff win leader with his 89th win vs. 7-0 victory over Chicago, April 24, 1997.
Became youngest goaltender to record 400 victories (33 years), February 5, 1999.
Recorded 15th career National Hockey League postseason shutout (2-0 victory over Dallas), tying Hall-of-Famer Clint Benedict.
On November 14, 2001, Roy and the Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild 1-0 at the Pepsi Center for his 200th victory with the Colorado franchise. In the process, Roy became the first goaltender to win 200 games with two separate franchises (including 289 wins with Montreal).
On June 7, 2001, Patrick blanked the New Jersey Devils (4-0 win, 24 saves) in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals, becoming the thirteenth goaltender in National Hockey League history to record four shutouts in one postseason.
Holds Colorado Avalanche franchise all-time record for most games played by a goaltender (352).
Holds Colorado Avalanche franchise all-time record for most wins by a goaltender (195).
Holds Colorado Avalanche franchise all-time record for most shutouts (23).
Holds Colorado Avalanche franchise all-time record for lowest goals-against average (2.39).
Youngest player (20 years) to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, 1986.
Most Conn Smythe trophies. (3)
Tied Colorado Avalanche franchise postseason record with 31 penalty minutes at Detroit, April 1, 1998.


Stanley Cup Champion: 1986, 1993, 1996, 2001
President's Trophy Winner:
Vezina: 1989, 1990, 1992
Conn Smythe: 1986, 1993, 2001
William M. Jennings: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2002
1st-Team All-Star: 1989, 1990, 1992, 2002
2nd-Team All Star: 1988, 1991
All-Star Game Participant: 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003
All-Rookie Team: 1986

Voting Records:

1986: 9th (0.01)
1987: 10th (0.02)
1988: 8th (0.08)
1989: 1st (0.83)
1990: 1st (0.87)
1991: 2nd (0.42) - Winner was Ed Belfour
1992: 1st (0.86)
1993: 6th (0.03)
1994: 3rd (0.26) - Winner was Dominik Hasek
1996: 9th (0.04)
1997: 3rd (0.19) - Winner was Dominik Hasek
1998: 5th (0.04)
1999: 8th (0.01)
2000: 7th (0.04)
2001: 5th (0.13)
2002: 2nd (0.70) - Winner was Jose Theodore
2003: 4th (0.11)
1992: 2nd - Winner was Mark Messier
1997: 8th
2002: 2nd - Winner was Jose Theodore
1987: 4th (0.11)
1988: 2nd (0.20) - Behind Grant Fuhr
1989: 1st (0.92)
1990: 1st (0.97)
1991: 2nd (0.41) - Behind Ed Belfour
1992: 1st (0.93)
1993: 7th (0.01)
1994: 3rd (0.32) - Behind Dominik Hasek and John Vanbiesbrouck
1996: 8th (0.00)
1997: 3rd (0.18) - Behind Dominik Hasek and Martin Brodeur
1998: 6th (0.00)
1999: 7th (0.01)
2001: 4th (0.15)
2002: 1st (0.75)
2003: 6th (0.04)


Inducted into HHOF (2006)
Has number retired by the Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, Team Canada, and his QMJHL team
One of only 6 NHL players to have his number retired by two different teams.
Was ranked #5 in The Hockey News’ The Top 60 Since 1967 – The Best Players of the Post Expansion Era


Named Best Goaltender of All Time by a panel of 41 writers in 2004 in The Hockey News
Rated #2 in Hockey Stars Presents "The Top 50 Netminders in Pro Hockey", November 1993.
Named best goaltender, The Sporting News 1994-95 Hockey Yearbook.
Named best reflexes among goaltenders, The Sporting News 1994-95 Hockey Yearbook.
Named second-best glove hand, The Sporting News 1994-95 Hockey Yearbook.
Named third-best player to build a team around, The Sporting News 1994-95 Hockey Yearbook.
Rated #1 in Hockey Stars Presents "The Top 50 Netminders in Pro Hockey", November 1994.
Rated #3 in Hockey Stars Presents "The Top 50 Netminders in Pro Hockey", November 1995.
Voted Denver's Top Athlete in a Denver Post reader poll, 1997.
In The Hockey News 1997-98 Yearbook, was the only goaltender named "a franchise player".
Longest Win Streak: 11 games (January 12 to February 7, 1999).
Longest Unbeaten Streak: 17 games (January 28 to April 1, 1989 (14w3t), and January 30 to March 24, 1994 (13w4t)).
Longest Shutout Streak (regular season): 168 minutes, 47 seconds (February 1 to February 7, 1990).
Most Saves, Game: 51 (2-2 tie at Toronto), December 10, 1997.
Currently holds an eight-game Stanley Cup Finals winning streak.
Roy will not skate over the blue/red lines on the ice, writes the names of his children on his stick before every game, keeps the pucks from his current season's shutouts in his locker, and tapes the knob of his stick with exactly sixty revolutions (one for each minute in a regulation game).
In 1986, Patrick became the youngest starting goaltender to win the Stanley Cup.
In the first round of the 1994 playoffs, Roy came down with appendicitis and missed the third game of the series vs. Boston. Roy convinced doctors to let him return for Game Four and led the Canadiens to a 5-2 victory, stopping 39 shots.


Patrick Roy and Mario Lemieux were born on the same day.
Patrick Roy now co-owns, GMs, and coaches the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts
Patrick Roy was voted the best goaltender in history in the 2012-13 HOH Top Goaltender Project, narrowly edging out Dominik Hasek

Role as Innovator:
Originally Posted by David Epstein, Sports Illustrated 2009
PATRICK ROY'S career wins record is about to be erased, but his lasting legacy, the widespread use of butterfly goaltending, remains strong.
Playoff Dominance:
Originally Posted by The Hockey News, November 22, 2004
He might not win every night (his once great glove-hand flourish was awkwardly slow when the Detroit Red Wings peppered Roy's goal with shots, knocking his Colorado Avalanche from the 2002 Western Conference final), but he knew that most nights and especially on those nights when it mattered most, he had the goods to come out on top. And so did the shooters.

He played in more games than any other goalie (1,029) and recorded more wins (551).

Perhaps those records will some day be matched or broken. Perhaps not. In the end, those are window dressing to the real heart of the matter -- Roy was the best money goaltender of all time.

The numbers say so. So do the memories.

He played in 247 playoff games, a playoff record. His 23 playoff shutouts are also a record.

What's most impressive, though, what ultimately separates the flash in the pans who surface every spring from Roy's blinding greatness, are the wins.

The 151 playoff wins represent another record.
Clutch Ability:
Originally Posted by The Legends of Hockey
The one night he was the backup, the starter had equipment troubles early in the game. Subsequently Patrick came in and played well, and the starter never played another game the rest of the season. In the AHL playoffs, Roy established what was to be his finest attribute -- the ability to play under pressure. He led the team to a Calder Cup championship, and the next fall, he was at Montreal's training camp looking to join the club full time.
1993 Stanley Cup:
Originally Posted by E.M. Swift, Sports Illustrated, June 21, 1993
Certainly not in overtime of the Stanley Cup finals. "Always Sandstrom is in my crease, bothering me, hitting at me when I have the puck," Roy (pronounced WAH) said. "When I made the save on Robitaille, Sandstrom hit at me again. So I winked. I wanted to show him I'd be tough. That I was in control."

In control? Is that what you would call Roy's remarkable 10 straight overtime wins in the 1993 playoffs, a record the Canadiens set during their run to their 24th Stanley Cup? How about invincible? Impenetrable?

Olympic Play:
Originally Posted by CBCSports
Though Canada missed out on a medal at Nagano, Roy was an impressive 4-2 with a 1.46 goals-against average and considered the top candidate to start in goal again at Salt Lake City.
Originally Posted by John Mossman, The Associated Press, 2/21/2003
In what should have been a lopsided first period, Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy faced 16 shots while New Jersey's Martin Brodeur faced only three. But Roy's brilliance allowed Colorado to emerge from the first 20 minutes with a lead, and the Avalanche went on to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 Tuesday night...Roy had several outstanding saves in the period, including a stop on Nieuwendyk on a breakaway.
Role as Innovator:
Originally Posted by Joe LaPointe, The New York Times, 5/29/2003
Roy was not the only dominant goalie of his era. Dominik Hasek, who retired last year, might have been as good and certainly played with more flamboyance. And Roy was not the first famous goalie from Quebec. Georges Vézina, Jacques Plante and Bernie Parent came before.

But Roy may have been the most influential goalie of the modern era, redefining his position the way Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain changed the perception of the center's role in basketball. And, like a tree that spawns a forest, Roy inspired a generation of French Canadian athletes in Quebec to play his position.
Postseason Excellence:
Originally Posted by Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated, 5/28/2003
Here's an offseason project for the NHL: Create the Patrick Roy Award. Then give it each spring to the postseason's best goalie -- which is exactly what Roy has been throughout his career.
Originally Posted by The Associated Press, 5/24/2002
The Avalanche were outshot 42-21 on Wednesday night, and no one needed to tell them that that discrepancy can't continue, regardless of Roy's brilliance.
Originally Posted by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/25/2002
"The same thing we've seen for years," Colorado center Joe Sakic said. "That's just Patty being Patty. He was in a zone. When he gets like that, you know what's going to happen."
And you can pretty much assume that it won't be a goal. When Roy stays square to the shooter, has his glove hand moving, and gives up few rebounds, as was the case Tuesday, the goal judge behind his net could go home early and no one would notice......
"Patrick proved once again he's the greatest goalie to ever play this game," Avalanche coach Bob Hartley said.
Originally Posted by Jacques Demers
"There are certain athletes, like Patrick, who are pure-breds," says Demers, who was fired four games into this season and now scouts for the Canadiens. "They're intense. Winners. Guys I've coached like Steve Yzerman in Detroit and Mike Liut, Bernie Federko and Doug Gilmour in St. Louis. They're not always easy to deal with. I was around [Piston coach] Chuck Daly, and I saw him praise Isiah Thomas, and, well, maybe there's a little different attitude in the States about how you treat stars. Patrick was the best player in Montreal since Guy Lafleur, and your best athletes—not your fourth-liners—win Stanley Cups for you. Roy is a guy who won 10 straight overtime games to get us the Cup in 1993.
Originally Posted by The Associated Press, 12/12/95
Few professional athletes have been as low as Patrick Roy was after he demanded to be dealt from the Montreal Canadiens. The man considered hockey's best goaltender for the last ten years wanted a clean break, and he got it.
Originally Posted by The Sporting News Hockey Yearbook, 1994-95
"Dominik Hasek of the Sabres and John Vanbiesbrouck of the Panthers outplayed him during the regular season and Mike Richter of the Rangers was outstanding in the playoffs. But put all the general managers together and ask them to pick the best goalie in the conference, and they'll choose Roy.
Originally Posted by Brian Skrudland
If Patrick Roy isn't the best goaltender in the world, he's right there - and he's been right there for more than a decade. Patrick is a proud man, and when Montreal traded him in December, he took it personally. I've never seen him so at ease and confident. And when Patrick Roy plays with that kind of confidence, he's almost unbeatable.
Originally Posted by Joe Nieuwendyk
Patrick's among the best at waiting you out, then reacting. That patience, plus his size, makes for a pretty formidable challenge. A lot of goalies over-commit. Not him. He's so technical. If you've got a chance against Patrick, you'd better make up your mind and stay hard with whatever decision you come to. If you doubt, you play right into his hands and you are dead.
Originally Posted by Scotty Bowman
When he's on, he is about as good as it gets
Originally Posted by Craig Billington
I think his mental skills make him a great goalie. He obviously has good physical skills, but I think it is what he has upstairs that makes him different.
Originally Posted by Bob Hartley
He's one of the greatest goalies in the game's history. When the big games are there, Patrick brings his game to another level. He's exceptional under pressure.
Originally Posted by The Washington Post, 5/4/1986
After a game in which his Maine team outshot Sherbrooke by 51-19 (23-5 in the first period) and lost, 7-3, Coach Tom McVie said: "They called Ken Dryden an octopus, but I've never seen a guy sweep up the puck like Roy."

"If we'd switched goalies, we would have won, 15-1."
Originally Posted by The Historical Website of the Montreal Canadiens
Over the course of the following seasons, Roy continued his dominant play in front of the Canadiens' net while establishing himself as one of the league's top goalies. From 1986 through 1993 he amassed a collection of Jennings Trophies, as the Canadiens regularly allowed the fewest goals against. Roy also claimed the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender three times with the Habs. His superstitions and ticks became known throughout the league, particularly his insistence on stepping over the blue line as well as his habit of talking to his goalposts.

Widely known for his competitiveness and determination, Roy raised his game to another level when his play was criticized after the Canadiens lost the first two games of their 1992-93 playoff series against Quebec. Montreal won the next four games to eliminate the Nordiques and set off on a tear that led to the team's 24th Stanley Cup. Roy, who claimed his second Conn Smythe Trophy, and the Canadiens set an incredible playoff record in the process by winning 10 straight overtime games.
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
He imposed his style on the game, and legions of hockey fans and goalies everywhere were grateful. It is not just that his method was effective, that the revolutionary quick drop-n-slide of a pad could stone the wickedest snap shot. Roy's way was also fun, dramatic, cocky, marvelous, at times even beautiful. Far beyond the statistics, Patrick Roy entertained us and thrilled us while he emerged so dazzlingly as the best.

Some information taken shamelessly from chaosrevolver’s 2012 ATD bio

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