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Patrick Roy Looking to Return to NHL in an Executive Role

According to his new agent Neil Glasberg, Patrick Roy wants back in and it sounds like he’ll take any opportunity that presents itself.

Patrick Roy Colorado Avalanche

Don’t look now, but one of the more controversial figures and bigger personalities in the world of professional hockey is looking to get his foot back in the door and land a job in the NHL. One of the greatest goaltenders to ever play the game, Patrick Roy is a Hall of Fame netminder, but he’s also old school, even if he’s previously found success as an executive. The winner of the 2014 Jack Adams Award as a rookie NHL coach, it will be interesting to see if there’s any interest in giving him another opportunity.

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He left the Avalanche in 2016, citing a lack of input in personnel decisions in Colorado. He’s not been a part of the NHL since then, but according to his new agent Neil Glasberg, he wants back in and it sounds like he’ll take any opportunity that presents itself.

Roy is currently the head coach and general manager of the QMJHL’s Quebec Ramparts and as per reports, he’s not looking to leave that position currently. But, when his new agency pitched the idea of getting back into the NHL, he was intrigued enough to sign with them.

When he was last in the NHL, he was the head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche from 2013 to 2016. He moved on, the Avalanche have become one the NHL’s great success stories under Joe Sakic and the rest is history. Now, he’d like to get back in and the talk is that “He could be a president of hockey ops. He could be a GM. He could be a co-GM. He could be a head coach,” Glasberg stated. “It’s going to be situational.”

Are There Opportunities For Him?

Several teams — including the Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks — do not have a coach under contract for 2021-22. The natural fit might seem to be the Canadiens, but Glasberg says there has been “zero communication” between Roy’s camp and the Habs.

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