Patrick Roy has reportedly turned down 2 NHL coaching jobs!

Patrick Roy has reportedly turned down 2 NHL coaching jobs!

It was revealed on air in Montreal:



Last summer, Patrick Roy stepped down from his roles as head coach and general manager of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Quebec Remparts. He admitted that he is hoping for a return to the NHL coaching ranks, but since, despite a few coaching changes in the big league, Roy hasn’t taken over any bench.

However, he reportedly had the chance to. According to host Ray Cloutier of Montreal radio 98,5 Sports FM, Roy reportedly turned down two offers to return to the NHL. Cloutier affirms that the two teams are in the Western conference and believes the two offers were to take over as head coach of the club.

This is what Cloutier reported on the air (translated from French):

“It’s a lot more difficult to travel in the West than in the East. […] In Denver, there was jet lag very, very often. In the long run, with all the travels, he had already told me about that burden, and I think that’s one of the reasons why he wasn’t interested as much in those offers. As you get older, these small details become important in your eyes, in your decisions, I believe.”

This is the French audio from the radio show:

When or if Roy returns behind an NHL, it’d be a second coaching experience for the former legendary golaie. In his three years with behind the bench of the Avalanche, he won the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year in 2014 after leading Colorado to a 52-22-8 record in his first year with the team. After missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, Roy resigned as head coach and vice-president of hockey operations and was replaced by current Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, who guide the team to their third championship in history in 2022.

Roy also served as general manager of the Remparts, leading them to Memorial Cup championships in 2006 and 2023.
When it comes to his illustrious career as a player, Roy played for the Montreal Canadiens and Avalanche. He won four Stanley Cups, two with the Habs (1986, 1993) and two with the Avs (1996, 2001).

An 11-time NHL All-Star, Roy won the Conn Smythe and Vezina trophies three times, the William M. Jennings Trophy five times and Calder Trophy in 1985.

Could he now be ready to return to the NHL, however, in the Eastern conference that is?

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