Is Patrick Roy the Greatest Goaltender of All Time?

That’s the question we seek to answer in our latest episode.

Roy has longevity and some incredible playoff runs, but doesn’t have the same kind of sustained regular season peaks as some other greats.

Listen to us talk about Roy here:

Patrick Roy’s Career:

  • NHL: 1984-2003, 19 seasons, 18 as a starter
  • Totals:
    • 551W (2nd All Time)
    • 315L (13th)
    • 131T (8th)
    • 66SO (15th)
    • 60,214 Minutes (2nd) in 
    • 1029 GP (5th Goalie)
    • 198.3 PS (8th All Time, 3rd Goalie)
    • 166.9 Goals Saved Above Average (2nd)
  • Averages:
    • 2.54 GAA
    • .910 SV%
  • Draft: Drafted 51st overall in 1984, Roy is
    • 1st in Wins (by over 300)
    • 1st in Losses
    • 1st in Ties/Others
    • 1st in Save Percentage [True leader played 2 games]
    • 1st in GAA [True leader played 2 games]
    • 1st in Point Shares
    • 1st in Goalie Games Played (by over 400)
  • Era: Of the 32 goalies to play in at least 410 games between 1984 and 2003, Roy is
    • 1st in Wins (by 150)
    • 2nd in Losses
    • 1st in Others
    • 1st in Goals Against
    • 1st in Shots Against
    • 1st in Saves
    • 4th in Save Percentage
    • 6th in GAA
    • 1st in Goals Saved Above Average
    • 1st in Shutouts
    • 1st in Minutes
    • 1st in Games (by 150)
  • 82-game average: 29-17-7, 3 SO
  • 3-year peak (1991-94): 34-21-8, 5 SO; 0.909 %, 2.58 GAA
  • Playoffs: 
    • 151W (1st by nearly 40)
    • 94L (1st)
    • 23 SO (2nd)
    • .918 SV%
    • 2.31 GAA
    • 15,205 Minutes (1st) in 
    • 247 Games (1st Goalie)
  • Adjusted:
    • 2.50 GAA (8th All Time),
    • .920 SV% (4th)
  • Trades:
    • Demanded at a trade at 30, traded with Mike Keane (28) for Andre Kovalenko (25), Martin Rucinsky (24) and Jocelyn Thibault (20)

Patrick Roy’s Accomplishments:

  • Top 5 in Hart voting six times
  • Vezina (‘89, ‘90, ‘92) – one of only 12 goalies to win it three times (and many of those won it when it was the Jennings)
  • Top 5 in Vezina voting seven more times
  • Top 5 in Calder voting
  • Jennings (‘87, ‘88, ‘89, ‘92, ‘02) – tied most ever
  • Top Player:
    • Top 5 player (by PS) six times (‘90, ‘92, ‘94, ‘95, ‘98, ‘02)
    • Top 10 player eight times (‘97, ‘03)
    • Best Goalie (by GPS) once (‘90)
    • Top 5 ten times (‘89, ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94, ‘95, ‘97, ‘98, ‘02) – one of only 10 goalies
    • Top 10 fifteen times (‘88, ‘96, ‘99, ‘00, ‘03) – one of only 6 goalies
  • Wins:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Wins twice
      • Top 5 nine times
      • Top 10 sixteen times (1 of only 5 goalies)
    • Single-season totals:
      • 40 Wins once
      • 35 Wins five times (1 of only 8 goalies)
  • Shutouts:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league three times (tied for 10th most)
      • Top 5 seven times
      • Top 10 eleven times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 5 SO six times (1 of only 24 goalies)
  • Shots Against:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league once
      • Top 10 nine times (tied 10th most)
  • Saves:
    • Total saves:
      • Led the league once
      • Top 5 three times
      • Top 10 ten times (1 of only 10 goalies)
    • Percentage:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Led the league four times (1 of only 4 goalies)
        • Top 5 nine times (1 of only 6 goalies)Top 10 fifteen times (1 of only 3 goalies)
      • Over .920 four times
  • Goals Against:
    • GAA:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Led the league three times (1 of only 8 goalies)
          • Top 5 eight times
          • Top 10 fifteen times (1 of only 4 goalies)
      • Averages:
        • Under 2 GAA once
        • Under 2.25 GAA three times
        • Under 2.5 GAA ten times (1 of only 9 goalies)
    • GSAA:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Led the league three times (1 of only 7 goalies)
          • Top 5 ten times (1 of only 5 goalies)
          • Top 10 sixteen times (most ever)
      • Single-season totals:
        • +45 twice (1 of only 5 goalies)
        • +40 three times (1 of only 4 goalies)
        • +35 four times (1 of only 5 goalies)
        • +30 five times (1 of only 4 goalies)
        • +25 seven times (1 of only 4 goalies)
        • +20 nine times (1 of only 2 goalies – the other is Esposito)
        • +15 fourteen times (most ever)
  • Minutes:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led league once
      • Top 5 three times
      • Top 10 
    • Single-season totals: never topped 4,000 minutes in a season
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star four times
    • 2nd Team All Star twice
    • All Rookie
    • 11 All Star Game appearances
  • Adjusted Peak: 
    • 2.50 GAA (8th All Time)
    • .920 SV% (4th All Time)

Patrick Roy’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • MVP (led playoffs in Wins, SA, Saves. SV%, GAA and SO) of one Champion (‘01 Avalanche)
    • MVP (led playoffs in Wins and Saves, record 10-straight overtime wins) on one Champion (‘93 Canadiens)
    • MVP (led playoffs in Wins and Shutouts) on one Champion (‘86 Canadiens)
    • Best Player on one one Runner Up (‘89 Canadiens) and one Final Four (‘00 Avalanche)
    • Best Player? (led playoffs in SA and Saves) on one Final Four (‘99 Avalanche)
    • Starter (led playoffs in Wins and Minutes) on one Champion (‘96 Avalanche)
    • Starter (led playoffs in SA and Saves) on one Runner up (‘02 Avalanche)
    • Starter (led playoffs in SA and Saves) on one Final Four (‘97 Avalanche)
  • No international success

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