The Montreal Canadiens will honor one of their greatest players in team history by retiring Patrick Roy’s #33. Patrick Roy, the 42-year old from Sainte-Foy, Quebec, is currently the co-owner, general manager, and head coach of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. But before, Roy had an 18-year NHL career playing goalie for the Canadiens as well as the Colorado Avalanche.
In the NHL, Roy has played a total of 60,225 minutes in 1,029 games, acquiring a record of 551-315-131 (Wins-Losses-Ties). Roy recorded 66 shutouts while maintaining a GAA of 2.54.
The jeresy retiring ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 22, 2008 when the Boston Bruins come into Montreal to face the Canadiens.
From Howie Morenz, one of two players to die either directly from an on-ice injury or complications from such an injury (the other was Bill Masterton in 1968, whom the Masteron trophy is named after), on November 2, 1937 to Bob Gainey on February 23, 2008, the Canadiens have retired jerseys of 14 of their greatest players, the most out of all NHL teams.