How old was Patrick Roy when he retired from the NHL?
Goaltender “Saint” Patrick Roy announced his retirement on May 28, 2003 at the age of 37. He had played in the NHL from 1985 until 2003, playing in 1,029 regular season games.
The Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche have both retired his jersey number 33, while the Granby Bisons retired his jersey number 30. In 2006, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Many are comparing current goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils to Roy. Brodeur is looking for his fourth Stanley Cup win to tie Roy, and Brodeur has already surpassed Roy’s record of 23 playoff shutouts. Roy and Brodeur are the only goalies to have played in at least 200 playoff games.