Patrick Roy, one of pro hockeyœs contemporary goaltending greats, played on four Stanley Cup championship teams during his 18 National Hockey League seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. He has also won a plethora of individual awards, and is the only three-time winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, voted to the most valuable player of the playoffs.
Roy emerged in 1986, at age 20, when he backstopped the Canadiens to their 23rd Stanley Cup, posting a 1.92 goals-against average over 20 playoff games. He became the youngest player ever to win the Conn Smythe award. "On a Stanley Cup winner, you have to have great goaltending," Jacques Demers, who coached Montreal to the 1993 title with Roy, told...Read more
- October 05, 1965