Hall of Fame Goalie Roy to Coach Avalanche, Denver Post ReportsErik Matuszewski
Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy will be the next coach of the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche, the Denver Post reported on its website, citing Roy’s younger brother Stephane.
Roy, 47, played 18 full seasons in the NHL from 1985, including his final 7 1/2 with the Avalanche, and won four Stanley Cup championships. He’s coached in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League since 2005, compiling a 307-128-32 record with the Quebec Remparts, the Post said.
Roy turned down the Avalanche’s coaching job in 2009 because of family reasons, saying he wanted to be able to spend more time in Quebec with his three children. His sons, Jonathan and Frederick, are no longer playing under him with the Remparts, the Post added.
Roy was an 11-time NHL All-Star who had a career record of 551 wins and 315 losses. The Avalanche went 16-25-7 this season and finished with the second-worst point total in the NHL. Colorado has the top overall pick in the June 30 draft.