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Patrick Roy Biography

Drafted By The Canadiens, Won Stanley Cup, Traded To Colorado, Chronology, Career StatisticsWon Second Cup with Montreal, CONTACT INFORMATION


Canadian hockey player

One of the greatest goalies to ever play the game, Patrick Roy was a dominant goalie from his rookie season in Montreal in which he lead the Montreal Canadiens to a Stanley Cup. In addition to winning four Stanley Cups with Montreal and the Colorado Avalanche, Roy also won three Conn Smythe Trophies as playoffs most valuable player. Roy also surpassed Terry Sawchuk as the NHL goalie with the most regular season wins.

Roy was born on October 5, 1965, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, the son of Michel and Barbara Roy. His father was the vice president of the Quebec Automobile Insurance Board, while his mother was a real estate agent who was also a champion synchronized swimmer and swim coach. Roy's brother Stephanne was a forward who was drafted in the pros. Roy himself began playing hockey as a child, and decided to be a goalie when he was seven.

Won Second Cup with Montreal

Though Roy had a relatively poor regular season in 1992-93, posting a career high goals against of 3.20, and was not even nominated for the Vezina, he rebounded in the playoffs. Backstopping the Canadiens to another Stanley Cup, Roy won ten straight overtime games in the playoffs. He had a playoff record of 16-4, with a 2.13. Montreal defeated the Los Angeles Kings to win the Stanley Cup. Roy was again awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.


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