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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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After a slow start to the season, the Colorado Avalanche are still very much in the playoff hunt.
Heading into last year's Olympic break, the Avalanche had a record of 37-16-5 but heading into this year's All-Star break, they are 20-18-10. "There's a lot of work to be done, but I like the direction we're going," said head coach Patrick Roy. "If we continue to keep the scores low, I truly believe that offensively, we'll click eventually." Colorado is three points back of Calgary for the final playoff spot in the West. Jan 24 - 9:26 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Coach Patrick Roy voiced his displeasure with the penalty call on Semyon Varlamov after Colorado's 2-1 loss to Washington on Monday night.

Varlamov punched Washington's Tom Wilson in a scrum and the Avalanche goalie received a roughing minor. Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal during that power play opportunity. "That was a (expletive) call," Roy said. "If you're asking me, it was a (expletive) call. The guy gives two whacks to him, and Varly responded. Take both guys out."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 13 - 10:35 AM

Colorado ranks sixth in the league on the penalty kill.

"We try to be really aggressive on the PK. That's something that we can carry over 5-on-5," said Nate Guenin. "As defensemen, when the chance is there, you don't want them to set up with the puck. If they're bobbling the puck, we want to pressure." Colorado has been burned in five-on-five situations, where they have allowed 67 goals against (third most in the league).
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Colorado had a players-only meeting Sunday or Monday.

The club followed up their group session with a 3-0 loss to Nashville on Tuesday. The Avalanche have gone winless in their past four (0-3-1) outings. However, captain Gabriel Landeskog remains confident that they will turn it around. "We know we have the leadership in here and the experience in here to get back in the picture, back in the hunt and start playing well again," he said. "All it takes is to get hot and have a good month and all of a sudden you're in the thick of things."
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 01:05:00 PM

The Avalanche's special teams have truly been special over the past six games.

The power play has been strong with seven goals in 22 chances for a 31.8% efficiency rating and the penalty kill has also been terrific. With three kills Saturday night against St. Louis, the Avs' PK has not allowed a goal in 20 consecutive shorthanded situations. No wonder Colorado has recorded at least a point in its last six games.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 12:35:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche need to get their offense back after the team was blanked in their first two games of the year.

"I'm not going to say I'm surprised. I'd be lying if I said that," coach Patrick Roy said. "All summer long, everybody said how nice we were, how good we were, how special we were, how everybody was excited about the team, about this year. We kind of forget a bit how hard we worked last year to be the team we were. And that's what we have to do. We have to re-group." The Avs mustered 46 shots in their shutout losses to Minnesota and Roy wants his players to be harder on the puck. He also wants to see less play on the perimeter. Colorado will visit Boston on Monday night.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Colorado coach Patrick Roy was disappointed that the Avalanche didn't compete in their 5-0 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night.

"We didn't compete. Competing was the word that was missing from our game," Roy said. "We didn't engage. We avoided every battle. They were faster on every puck than we were. I was also surprised to see the lack of execution. A lot of passes in the skates and stuff like that. It's hard to be positive today, the way we played." Roy added the Wild were "sharp" in the contest. Colorado was outshot by a 48-16 margin in the game. They will look to bounce back versus Minnesota at home on Saturday.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Patrick Roy revealed how he wants the Avalanche roster to look at the start of the season.

"The plan is to carry eight defensemen, 13 forwards and two goalies," Roy said. It appears that the top eight defensemen include Nick Holden, Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie, Nate Guenin, Jan Hejda, Brad Stuart, Zach Redmond and Ryan Wilson. Forwards on the bubble likely are Joey Hishon, Paul Carey, Colin Smith, Dennis Everberg, Tomas Vincour and Ben Street. Of course, camp injuries could leave the door open for this to change.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:30:00 PM

Joe Sakic is now the general manager of the Colorado Avalanche.

The former Avalanche GM, Greg Sherman, will stay on as the team's assistant general manager. While we can't know what goes on in the Avalanche's organization behind closed doors, from the outside looking in, this looks like just a change on paper. Sakic already outranked Sherman as the executive vice president of hockey operations (a title Sakic still holds) and had been the public face on the team's front office for some time now.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 04:02:00 PM

The Avalanche feel they got tougher and deeper during the off-season.

Jarome Iginla and Brad Stuart add veteran presences to the wing and defense, respectively. Daniel Briere was also acquired for P.A. Parenteau, while Zach Redmond and Jesse Winchester will play depth roles. "We felt, depth-wise, we didn't have enough," said executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic. "We had our injuries — they're not excuses — but that was a reality for us and we didn't have the depth to overcome it. We feel like we improved our third- and fourth-line depth. And we feel we got tougher — we feel we needed to get tougher."
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:36:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche didn't draft a single player that was shorter than six feet.

"I think these things have an ebb and flow to them, and every organization on draft day wants to get better. And that was our primary focus. But as an organization, we did want to get bigger," Avalanche top scout Rick Pracey said. "When you hear teams discussing their philosophies, generally I think it is a right now in the NHL, and we share that thought." Their first pick was Conner Bleackley, who stands at 6-foot-2, and then they followed that up with 6-foot-4 defenseman Kyle Wood in the third round. As Pracey noted, the desire to get bigger certainly isn't exclusive to the Avalanche.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 10:16:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche are expected to target big players in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

"If you look at the players we drafted last year, the size is there, they are good skaters and good character players. I think we're just going to continue in the same direction," Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. "The draft is very important to us and we want to continue to do what we have been doing, which is build from the inside." Avalanche top scout Rick Pracey added that the team isn't looking to simply draft the best player available. Instead, they're going to factor in their own depth charts when making their decisions.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 09:27:00 AM

Patrick Roy won the Jack Adams Award.

Roy's rookie campaign as an NHL bench boss went spectacularly. He inherited a team that finished last in the Western Conference in 2013 and turned them into a serious playoff contender. The Avalanche finished second in the Western Conference in 2013-14 with a 52-22-8 record.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 08:42:00 AM

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy thinks highly of the team's defense.

Roy acknowledged that it's not quite up to the level of the championship Los Angeles Kings' blueline, but he doesn't think it's far off. "I think the future of our franchise on the defensive side of the game is a lot better than people think it is," Roy said. The Avalanche might try to sign a complementary defenseman over the summer to help round out their top-six.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Colorado bench boss Patrick Roy is the oddsmakers choice to win the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL's top coach.

Roy is listed as a 1/5 favorite. Other candidates are Detroit's Mike Babcock at 9/2 and Tampa's Jon Cooper at 10/1. Roy had a tremendous first year as an NHL coach guiding the Avs to an outstanding 52-win season and a playoff berth.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
5Dennis Everberg
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard