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Patrick Roy | Goalie

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (49) / 10/5/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
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The Colorado Avalanche have extended their affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets.
The new deal will cover the next two seasons. "The Komet organization is honored and very excited about our new two-year affiliation with the Colorado Avalanche," Fort Wayne GM David Franke said. "We had a very good agreement with them last year and they were at the top of our list this summer to continue the relationship. "Craig Billington, assistant general manager, and David Oliver, player development director, are great to work with and they understand the value of a good affiliation to both the Avalanche and their AHL affiliate, San Antonio, and the Komets." Fort Wayne went to the second round of the 2015 ECHL playoffs, ultimately losing in seven games to the Toledo Walleye. Jul 22 - 3:19 PM

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The Colorado Avalanche are putting an emphasis on speed and skating during their rookie development camp.

"I'm not into scrimmaging at the beginning of July," Director of Player Development David Oliver said. "I'm sure everybody standing up in the crowd would like to see them scrimmage. I'm all about the process of player development. That's my job. I take a lot of pride in it, and I don't want our guys ready to play hockey in July. I want them to play hockey in September and be at the top of their game. The emphasis on skating and training and your physical abilities, that will carry over into your play in September and give you an opportunity to be a good pro." Colorado's prospects have been working with Toronto-based skating coach Tracy Tutton throughout the week.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 11 - 9:34 AM

Dave Farrish will serve as an assistant coach under Patrick Roy in 2015-16.

Farrish has 24 seasons of coaching experience that he'll be bringing to the Avalanche's organization. His lengthy resume includes a stint coaching with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012-14 and before that he served as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks for seven campaigns.
Jul 7 - 8:17 PM

The Colorado Avalanche are happy with the way their 2015 NHL Draft went.

"Everything unfolded the way we planned," Director of Amateur Scouting Alan Hepple said of the Avs' seven picks. "We went with some needs, size, moved around the board a little bit and got some extra picks — some picks back for next year. I thought it went well. With what we wanted to do with size, skating, hockey sense and the skill, I think we achieved that goal and filled some positional holes as well." Colorado landed forward Mikko Rantanen in the first round, as well as winger A.J. Greer and defenseman Nicolas Meloche in the second round.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 28 - 11:19 AM

The Colorado Avalanche are hoping to sign a defenseman during the free agent period.

All things being equal, the Avalanche's preference is to specifically add a left-shooting blueliner, although they're willing to be flexible in that regard. There's no shortage of left-handed shots that might enter the UFA market, including Paul Martin, Christian Ehrhoff, and Andrej Meszaros.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 23 - 9:55 AM

Patrick Roy is in the process of interviewing potential assistant coaches for next season.

"Right now it's going well. I met a few candidates," said Roy, who is replacing Andre Tourigny and video coach Mario Duhamel. "There is no time frame for me to decide when it's going to happen. But it's going well. I just want to take my time and make sure I'm going to hire the right (bench) person."
Source: Denver Post
Jun 21 - 10:48 AM

Greg Sherman has been named the Senior Vice President of business and team operations for the Colorado Avalanche.

Sherman's journey around the Avalanche has been an interesting one. He originally was GM Francois Giguere's protege for seven seasons until taking over in 2009. Sherman then held the GM's position until Joe Sakic took over in 2014. Finally, Sherman served as Sakic's head of scouting and as an assistant to Sakic prior to the position change on Friday.
Jun 12 - 9:35 PM

The Colorado Avalanche weren't able to retain defensive coach Andre Tourigny or video coach Mario Duhamel.

Tourigny has resigned so that he can pursue a head coaching gig. Meanwhile Duhamel wants a role behind the bench and has been given permission to talk to other teams so that he can find one. Patrick Roy still has assistant coach Tim Army, who was also part of former bench boss Joe Sacco's staff.
Source: Denver Post
May 19 - 9:48 AM

Chris MacFarland will become the assistant general manager of the Colorado Avalanche.

He has been with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the last 16 years and had been working as a member of the team's hockey operations staff. "Chris MacFarland has been an important member of this organization for many years and his contributions to our hockey club have been significant," GM Jarmo Kekalainen said. "He has been presented with an exciting opportunity outside our organization and while we are sorry to see him leave, we thank Chris for his years of service, hard work and commitment to the Blue Jackets and wish him and his family all the best in the future."
May 18 - 5:52 PM

According to beat reporter Mike Chambers, the Colorado Avalanche are likely to select a defenseman in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Colorado has the 10th overall pick in the June Draft. The Avalanche have selected just one defenseman in the first round in the last seven drafts (Duncan Siemens in 2011). Chambers has Colorado selecting one of Ivan Provorov, Zachary Werenski or Jakub Zboril.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 26 - 9:58 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have confirmed that they have inked a five-year agreement with the San Antonio Rampage.

The Avalanche's old AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, will instead work with the Columbus Blue Jackets. This move makes more sense for both franchises from a geographical perspective. "We are pleased to announce this new affiliation with San Antonio," said Avalanche Executive Vice President/General Manager Joe Sakic. "The Rampage organization has a great reputation and we look forward to our prospects developing in such an environment."
Apr 17 - 12:51 PM

Colorado is moving their AHL affiliate to San Antonio next season.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will take over the Lake Erie Monsters and the Florida Panthers have an agreement with the Portland Pirates.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 17 - 10:45 AM

Colorado would like to upgrade their defense corps in the off-season.

They could use better puck-moving defensemen, but six of their eight defensemen are under contract for next season. "We'd like to get our defense better," coach Patrick Roy said. "But we'll see how it goes. ... We have a good idea about what we need to do."
Source: Denver Post
Apr 13 - 6:02 PM

Patrick Roy said he is proud of the way his team responded in the last three games of the season.

"Our captain (Gabe Landeskog) made some comments in the paper about those three games, and then we won the three of them," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. "That makes me proud of them and showed we have character, showed we have pride, and certainly as a coach, I'm very happy with those three games, no doubt about it." After a great regular season last year, the Avalanche failed to make the playoffs in 2014-15. They have a young team with a good amount of talent, so it's not impossible for them to take a big step forward next year.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 12 - 11:03 AM

The Colorado Avalanche only managed to fire 10 shots on goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Los Angeles.

The Avalanche were eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the day but managing just 10 shots on goal in a game is embarrassing. Colorado has three shots in the first period, four shots in the second period and three more shots in the third. Forward John Mitchell had three of the 10 shots.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 5 - 9:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3John Mitchell
4Freddie Hamilton
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Blake Comeau
3Alex Tanguay
4Cody McLeod
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Dennis Everberg
4Jesse Winchester
5Patrick Bordeleau
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Nikita Zadorov
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra