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Patrick Roy

He's best friends with the goalposts, he's like an acrobat between the pipes, and he's now won more games than any other goaltender in NHL history. We're talking about Patrick Roy, one of the greatest goaltenders to ever play the game.

The man who now stops pucks for the Colorado Avalanche has been picked the top goalie in the league 3 times, and he's won 3 Stanley Cups (2 with Montreal and 1 with Colorado) When he won his 448th game on October 17, he broke the record of Terry Sawchuck which had stood for more than 30 years. The goalie, now nicknamed "St. Patrick" became famous almost overnight when he led the Montreal Canadians to a Stanley Cup during his rookie season in 1986. He was named MVP of the playoffs and became a hero in Montreal.

Besides being a "brickwall", some might say Patrick is a bit "off the wall". Like a lot of goaltenders, he's very superstitious. He talks to his goalposts before and during every game, for good luck. And before every game, he writes the names of his kids on his goalie stick. However weird they may seem, his superstitions have paid off during his 16-year career. Roy says he plans to play hockey for at least another two seasons, but he's hoping he can lead the Avalanche to another Stanley Cup before that.

Other Facts about Pat:

  • Roy is a huge collector of hockey cards. He as roughly 85,000 cards, some that are nearly 90 years old.
  • When he was a kid, Patrick's hero was Daniel Bouchard of the Quebec Nordiques. Bouchard once gave Roy a stick, and Patrick slept with it every night.
  • His first job as a kid was as a timekeeper during hockey games.
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