Patrick Roy is a former Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender and executive, currently serving as the head coach of the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Age- 58 years
Full name-Patrick Jacques Roy
Height- 188 cm
Weight- 86.18 kg
Born- 5 October 1965
Birthplace- Québec City, Canada
Spouse- Michèle Piuze (m. 1990–2003)
Profession-Canadian ice hockey coach
Teams coached-Quebec Remparts (Head coach, since 2018), Colorado Avalanche (Head coach, 2013–2016)
Patrick Roy’s parents are Michel and Barbara Roy. He has a younger brother named Stéphane. He spent his childhood in Cap-Rouge, Quebec.
On June 9, 1990, Patrick Roy and Michèle Piuze were married. On October 22, 2000, Roy was arrested for domestic violence, which caused a setback in their relationship. The couple divorced in early 2003. Currently, Patrick Roy is not married.
The couple has three children: Jonathan, Frederick, and Jana. While Patrick Roy served as the head coach of the Quebec Remparts, both of his sons, Frederick and Jonathan, played for the team. However, Jonathan has since decided to leave the world of hockey to pursue a career in music.
Patrick Roy’s illustrious playing career in the National Hockey League (NHL) was divided between the Montreal Canadiens, where he spent 11 years, and the Colorado Avalanche, where he played for eight years. Roy achieved significant success, securing four Stanley Cups, with two championships attributed to each franchise.
In 2004, Roy earned the distinction of being chosen as the greatest goaltender in NHL history by a panel of 41 writers, along with a simultaneous fan poll. On November 13, 2006, he received the esteemed honor of induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. A unique feat in NHL history, Roy is the sole player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy three times, doing so in three different decades (1980s, 1990s, and 2000s), and accomplishing this remarkable feat for two different teams. His legacy is further immortalized by the retirement of his number 33 jersey by both the Canadiens and the Avalanche.
Widely recognized for popularizing the butterfly style of goaltending, Roy’s influence has made it the predominant style among goaltenders worldwide. His final game took place against the Minnesota Wild on April 22, 2003, concluding in a Game 7 overtime loss during the first round of the 2003 playoffs
Patrick Roy formally announced his retirement from professional hockey on May 28, 2003.
On May 23, 2013, Patrick Roy assumed the roles of head coach and vice-president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche. However, on August 11, 2016, citing a perceived lack of involvement in personnel decisions, Roy made the decision to step down from his positions as head coach and vice-president of hockey operations for the Avalanche. Following his departure, Jared Bednar took over as his successor.
Patrick Roy’s estimated net worth or net income is in the range of $10 million.
Latest News about Patrick Roy
Patrick Roy, appointed as the head coach of the New York Islanders
Patrick Roy has made a return to coaching in the National Hockey League, nearly eight years after departing from the Colorado Avalanche. The former head coach of the Quebec Remparts has been appointed as the head coach of the New York Islanders, as announced by Islanders president of hockey operations and general manager Lou Lamoriello on Saturday afternoon.
Concurrently, it was revealed that coach Lane Lambert has been relieved of his duties as head coach, a position he assumed in May 2022. The decision comes amidst the Islanders’ recent struggles, having lost their last four games. The team currently holds 49 points in 45 games, with a record of 19 wins, 15 losses in regulation time, and 11 additional losses after 60 minutes.
I certainly observed Patrick [Roy] not only as a player, but also when he was a coach at Colorado, noted Lamoriello at a press conference on Saturday evening.