Patrick Roy-First goalie to 1,000 games

On January 20, 2003, Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche became the first goalie in the NHL to play in his 1,000th game in a 1-1 home tie with the Dallas Stars.

The only Star to get the puck by Roy was Jere Lehtinen assisted by Mike Modano and Darryl Sydor. Dallas goalie Marty Turco let Riku Hahl score with assists by Greg de Vries and Steve Reinprecht. The game went into a five minute overtime but ended in a tie because shootouts were not being utilized yet. The post overtime tie breaker was not used until 2005. Roy’s career began in the third round of the 1984 draft. He was chosen by the Montreal Canadiens.

He was traded to the Avalanche during the 1994-95 season and stayed with the team until his retirement at the end of the 2002-03 season. The Quebec native also participated in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Team Canada placed fourth overall in hockey. He appeared in 17 different post seasons and ended up with four championship rings.

At the time of his retirement Roy had appeared in 1,029 games and stopped 91 percent of the pucks coming at him. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006. He is currently coaching the Avalanche.


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