Grading The Stars: Patrick Roy, Hall of Fame Goaltender – There’s just something about the stars. They’re mesmerizing. Whether it’s the stars in sports, entertainment or in the sky, they captivate us with their dazzling ways and continue to shine ever so brightly for all of us to see.
In the Grading The Stars series, we’ll feature the stars of the past, present and future and grade them based on their prestige, performance and promise. Plus, we’ll highlight three cool cards of a star to collect under a certain dollar figure.
There are five grading levels of the stars: 10 = Icon (Blue Diamond), 9.5 = Legend (Platinum), 9 = Superstar (Gold), 8.5 = Star (Silver) and 8 = Rising Star (Bronze).
Today, we’ll feature a man who is the only player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy three times, the only one to win it in three different decades and the only one to win it with two teams. He’s credited for popularizing the widely used butterfly style and has his number 33 retired with the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche, Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy.
Saint Patrick’s Success: A third round pick of the Canadiens in 1984, Patrick Roy’s 19-year NHL career in Montreal and Colorado was a showcase of success: 4-time Stanley Cup Champion, 3-time Conn Smythe winner, 3-time Vezina winner, 5-time Jennings winner and 11-time All-Star.
Greatest Goalie of All-Time?: Some will say Martin Brodeur is the greatest to ever patrol between the pipes, others will mention Dominik Hasek or Terry Sawchuk, but Roy’s dominance, as well as his presence as The Wall set the standard for future netminders.
Future Outlook: The 56-year old Roy is currently the head coach of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. However, there are rumors he could step away and explore another run in the NHL. Regardless of what’s next, Roy is one every hockey fan should collect.
Grade: 10 = Icon (Blue Diamond)
Grading The Stars: Patrick Roy, Hall of Fame Goaltender – 3 Cool Cards Under $30 To Collect