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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Patrick Roy Websites

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Patrick Roy

Patrick Jacques Roy

Born: October 5, 1965 in Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada

Drafted: 51st Overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.

Patrick Roy played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1985-1995. In 1986, his rookie year he lead the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup. That year at 20 years old he became the youngest player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy. He was also named to the 1986 NHL All-Rookie Team.

Awards: Patrick Roy has won three Conn Smythe awards in 1986, 1993, and 2001. Also, he won the Vezina Trophy in 1989, 1990, and and 1992. In 1987-1989, 1992, and 2002 he won the William M. Jennings Trophy.

Stanley Cup: Roy has won the Stanley Cup four times. 1986, 1993, 1996, and 2001. With the Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche.

1994, the Montreal Canadiens were knocked out in the first round by the Boston Bruins in a seven game series. Patrick Roy came down with appendicitis and missed game three. He convinced doctors to let him come in and play game 4 he stopped 39 shots and won 5-2.

The Tremblay Incident/Le Trade: On December 2, 1995 Montreal's head coach Mario Tremblay elected to keep Roy in the goal until he let in 9 goals on 26 shots during an 11-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings[2]. This was the last straw for Roy in what was already a contentious relationship with the rookie head coach. Friction between the two dated back to Roy's rookie year, when Tremblay, then a Canadiens broadcaster, would needle the young Quebecer on his broken English and was critical of Roy through much of his career. The two had almost come to blows in a Long Island coffee shop before Tremblay was announced as a coach and his first appearance in the dressing room was greeted with snickers from Roy. They almost fought a second time after Tremblay fired a shot at Roy's throat during practice.

When Roy was replaced midway through the second period, as he was storming off the ice, Roy could be seen on-camera[3] telling Habs team President Ronald Corey that this was the last game he would ever play for Montreal, later elaborating by saying that he would not play for Montreal as long as Tremblay was coach. Three days after the incident, he was traded to Colorado along with Montreal captain Mike Keane in exchange for Jocelyn Thibault, Martin Rucinsky, and Andrei Kovalenko, which is known in Montreal as "Le Trade." Roy's relationship with the Canadiens remains strained to this day. However, the Canadiens have not issued Roy's old #33 jersey since he left the team.

In the 12 seasons since Le Trade, the Canadiens have won three playoff series (1998 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins, and 2002 and 2004 vs. the Boston Bruins), but have yet to make it past the second round. Montreal Gazette columnist Jack Todd, in a nod to other teams that have struggled since making odd personnel decisions, has written numerous times that the Canadiens are under "The Curse of St. Patrick." Indeed, the swap turned out to be, in hindsight, one of the most one-sided deals in NHL history. In 2004, ESPN called Roy's trade to Colorado a steal, and one of the worst moves ever made during the first 25 years of ESPN's existence.
(taken from Wiki)

Colorado Avalanche: The same season he was traded he lead the Colorado Avalanche to their first Stanley Cup. In 2001 he added another Stanley Cup to his list of achievements. At a press conference when he announced his retirement Roy was asked which player he feared playing against he said that there was no one that he feared. His final game was played on April 22, 2003 against the Minnesota Wild, a game seven overtime loss in the quarterfinals of the NHL playoffs. The Colorado Avalanche retired the #33 on October 28, 2003. No Canadiens player has worn the #33 but the Habs are yet to retire his number.

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

  • Most NHL games played by a goaltender (1029)
  • Most NHL wins (551)
  • Most NHL playoff games played by a goaltender (247)
  • Most NHL playoff wins by a goaltender (151)
  • Most Conn Smythe Trophy wins (3)
  • Most minutes played in the goaltender position in the NHL (75444)