Patrick Roy is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender and the former head coach and vice-president of hockey operations for the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. Roy was drafted in the third round, 51st overall, in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.
Roy split his playing career in the NHL between the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he played for 11 years, and the Avalanche, with whom he played for eight years. Roy won four Stanley Cups during his career, two with each franchise. In 2017 Roy was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Roy was born in Quebec City, but grew up in Cap-Rouge, Quebec. In 2004, Roy was selected as the greatest goaltender in NHL history by a panel of 41 writers, coupled with a simultaneous fan poll. On November 13, 2006, Roy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. At the time of his retirement, he was the only player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy (the award given to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup playoffs) three times, the only one to do so in different decades, and the only one to do so for two teams.
Before stepping down in the 2016 off-season, Roy had been the head coach of the Avalanche since the 2013–14 season. After, he served as general manager and head coach of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).