Patrick Roy was born in Quebec City and went on to be drafted by the Montreal Canadiens. While playing in Montreal, Roy helped his team to two Stanley Cup® Championships. Roy began his professional career with the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the American Hockey League. Roy was drafted 51st overall in the 1984 NHL® Entry Draft and made his NHL® debut on February 23, 1985. The next season Roy played 47 games during the regular season and at 20-years-old he won the Conn Smythe trophy.
Patrick Roy’s NHL® playing career spanned 20 seasons, but some of his most memorable moments came from the first ten years of his career in Montreal. While playing for the Canadiens, Roy was an integral part of the Stanley Cup® Championship teams in 1986 and 1993. Roy established himself as one of the league’s top goalies and in 1992-93 season as he led the Montreal Canadiens to their 24th Stanley Cup.
The NHL’s® all-time winningest goaltender had his number retired by the Montreal Canadiens in 2008. He joined 14 other Canadiens legends that have had their numbers retired. Roy played his first game at the Forum on February 23, 1985 and he stopped the two shots he faced from the Winnipeg Jets. Roy was a First-Team All-Star four times and won the Vezina Trophy three times as a member of the Canadiens.