1968/1969 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cards

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1968-1969 the company issued its own set in Canada rather than making and distributing their cards under Topps name.  O-Pee-Chee’s sets would be larger and have more subset and specialty cards.  Also, because they were printed in Canada, the backs would be written in two languages while Topps’ would be English only.

1968/69 O-Pee-Chee hockey card fronts have a horizontal format.  The player picture takes up one-third of the card placed over an artists’ rendition of a generic hockey play.  A team logo is in the upper-right corner.  The bottom area shows the player’s name in the first box, his team city and position in the next box, and his picture was superimposed over the last box.  The backs of the cards are divided into two main sections.  The player’s name was included in a white stripe along the top, and the card number inside a puck-shaped icon in the upper-left.  A box on the left includes a cartoon about the player, and the box on the right gives his position and team city followed by a short biography in both English and French as well as a single line of stats from the previous season.

The complete set features 216 hockey cards.  All 12 teams are included in the set.  Card 193 features Keith McCreary and can be found with or without a number.  This error is much more valuable.  Cards 199 through 210 feature All-Star players and cards 211 through 216 showed the players who won the different awards the previous season.  there are also two checklist cards in the set.

Notable rookies include Bernie Parent, Mickey Redmond, Gary Smith, Garry Unger, Danny Grant, Bob Plager and Les Binkley.

Key Cards:      Bobby Orr #2 (highest valued card)

Checklist #61

Checklist #121

Bobby Orr All-Star #200

Bobby Orr/Norris Trophy #214

Rookie Cards in the set are:

#27      Ron Harris                         #36       Real Lemieux                    #37     Bill White

#38      Gord Labossiere               #39       Ted Irvine                          #41     Dale Rolfe

#42      Lowell MacDonald           #52       Danny Grant                     #53     Andre Boudrais

#54      Ray Cullen                         #64       Mickey Redmond             #70     Al Hamilton

#83      John Brenneman             #89       Bernie Parent                    #93     John Miszuk

#95      Leon Rochefort                #98       Ed Hoekstra                       #100   Les Binkley

#112    Bob Plager                        #117     Gary Sabourin                  #119    Gary Veneruzzo

#141    Bob Falkenberg                #142     Garry Unger                     #145    Gary Bauman

#148    Bill Goldsworthy              #149     Jean-Paul Parise              #157     Dave Amadio

#158    Howie Hughes                 #159      Bill Flett                            #174     George Swarbrick

#175    Joe Szura                          #176      Gary Smith                       #177     Barclay Plager

#178    Tim Ecclestone                #182      Bill McCreary                   #184     Andre Lacroix

#186    Jim Johnson                     #187      Simon Nolet                     #188     Joe Daley

#189    John Arbour                     #193      Keith McCreary               #195     Larry Mickey

#196    Bill Sutherland

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Great Moments in San Jose Sharks Hockey

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The San Jose Sharks have only been in existence 25 seasons but have provided their fans with many unforgettable moments. Here is our list:

Brian Campbell’s “Spin-O-Rama”

Dubbed “the greatest goal scored by a San Jose Sharks’ defenseman”.  The Sharks were up 5-4 with two minutes remaining in a 2008 regular season game against the Montreal Canadiens when Campbell took a pass at the Canadiens blue line and proceeded to put Mike Komisarek in the “spin-cycle” and finished with a backhand goal to seal the victory for San Jose.

Owen Nolan’s 90-foot slap shot in Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Quarterfinals

With the Sharks leading 1-0 in the last seconds of the first period, Nolan unleashed a bullet of a slap shot from the red line aimed at the St Louis goaltenders’ chest.

Instead of trying to catch it with his glove, the goalie attempted to block the shot with his body. The puck ricocheted off the goalies’ chest and into the left corner of the net.

Patrick Marleau’s goal against Detroit January 17, 2009

Patrick Marleau’s goal in the greatest regular season game in Sharks history.  Receiving a perfect pass, Marleau streaked into the Red Wing zone and sent the puck past the goaltender to give the Sharks a 6-4 lead.

Joe Thornton’s game winning goal in game 4 of the 2008 Western Conference Quarterfinals against Calgary

With 37 seconds left in the third period and the faceoff in the Calgary zone, Joe Thornton won the draw.  Thornton passed the puck to Murray who sent it toward the net.  Thornton deflected the puck giving the Sharks a 3-2 lead with only 7.3 seconds remaining.

5-on-3 penalty kill against Edmonton in 2006

This is the greatest penalty kill in Sharks history.  During the 2006 Western Conference Semi-finals, the Sharks were down two men against an Edmonton power play for 1:41.

Two Shark defenders had their sticks broken during the penalty kill.  The puck was inside the Sharks zone the entire time.  In the final moments Scott Hannan was able to block a shot then dive to the ice to push the puck out of the zone with his hand to finish the kill.

1995 Western Quarterfinals Sharks against Flames

In the second overtime of game 7 the Flames slap shot was stopped by the goalie and it deflected over to a Sharks forward who gave it to Igor Larionov at the Flames blue line.  His attempt to take it to the net failed as it was knocked off his stick.  The puck was picked up by forward Sergei Makarov who sent it to the net where Ray Whitney was located.  Whitney deflected the shot past the Calgary goalie to win the game.

Miracle on Manchester Sharks Version 4/19/2011

Down 4-0 at the start of the second period of a playoff game against LA Kings when the coach put in a backup goaltender.  Two minutes later, Joe Thornton deflects a shot on the net.  Three minutes later,  Ryane Clowe scored on the power play.  Then Logan Couture scored making it 4-3.  After a goal made it 5-3, Clowe scored his second goal into a wide open net.  With 30 seconds left in the second period, Joe Pavelski made it 5-5.  The third period was scoreless.  In overtime,  Devin Setoguchi took a pass from Patrick Marleau and sent the puck past the goalie for a win with a score of 6-5 for the Sharks.

1994 Western Quarterfinals against Red Wings – greatest goal

Late in the third period of a tied game, the Shark’s Ray Witney sent the puck to the left corner of the Red Wing zone.  The Detroit goalie came out of the net to play the puck.  Instead of passing the puck to one of his teammates two feet away from him, he backhanded it to the boards, where the Shark’s Jamie Baker was waiting.  Baker hammered a slap shot into the empty net, giving the Sharks the lead and eventually the win.

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Detroit Red Wings Legend Steve Yzerman – Slap Shot Signatures Player Profile

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Steve Yzerman was born May 9, 1965 in Cranbrook, British Columbia but grew up in Nepean, Ontario.  He is currently General Manager of the National Hockey League (NHL) team Tampa Bay Lightning.  He is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.  Yzerman spent his entire NHL career playing with the Detroit Red Wings and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings Intensity Signed 8x10 Photo

On October 7, 1986 Yzerman was named Captain of the Red Wings and continuously served for the next two decades, retiring as the longest serving Captain of any team in North America major league sports history.  He let the Red Wings to five first-place regular season finals and three Stanley Cup Championships (1997, 1998 and 2002).

Yzerman won many awards during his career, including the Lester B. Pearson Award (most outstanding player) in the 1988 – 1989 season, the Conn Smythe Trophy (most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs) in 1998, the Selke Trophy as the League’s best defensive forward in 2000 and the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance in 2003.  He was a ten-time NHL All-Star, a First Team All-Star in 2000.

On July 3, 2006 Yzerman officially retired from professional hockey.  He finished his career ranked as the sixth all-time leading scorer in NHL history having scored a career-high 155 points (65 goals and 90 assists) in 1988 – 1989.  His number 19 jersey was retired on January 2, 2007 (complete with the “C” on his banner).  On November 4, 2008 he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.  He also became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

September 25, 2006 he was names as a Vice President of the Red Wings.  He won a fourth Stanley Cup as the VP of Operations in 2007 – 2008.  In May 2010, he was hired as the General Manager of Tampa Bay.

Steve Yzerman represented his Country in several international tournaments as a member of Team Canada.

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Great Moments in Boston Bruins Hockey

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The Boston Bruins have been in existence since 1924.  They are  the National Hockey League’s (NHL) third-oldest team and the oldest in the United States.  They were the first American based hockey team to join the NHL and a member of the Original Six. Below are our top moments in Boston Bruins history, here we go!

In 1929, the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup.

In 1966 the Boston Bruins sign Bobby Orr, the greatest player of all time.

In 1967 the Bruins trade for Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield in a deal said to be one of the most one-sided trades in history. These three players helped the Bruins win two Stanley Cups in 1970 and 1972.

In 1970, a twenty-nine year drought came to an end with the Bruins defeating the St. Louis Blues to win the Cup. Bobby Orr scored the game winning goal in overtime. THE GOAL!

The Boston Bruins draft Ray Bourque in the 1979 season, one of the greatest defenseman of all time and who was the face of the Bruins for over two decades.

December 23, 1979 at Madison Square Gardens, just after the Bruins beat New York Rangers, a Rangers fan stole Stan Jonathan’s stick and hit him with it. When other fans got involved, Terry O’Reilly charged into the stands followed by his teammates.  During this fight two players pulled off the instigators shoe and hit him with it.

Bruins traded for Cam Neely. Ray Bourque, Cam Neely and Keith Crowder led the Bruins to Cup Finals in 1988.

The 1995 season was the Bruin’s last at the Boston Gardens. When the last game was played, they held a ceremony in which the banners and retired numbers were removed from the rafters and moved to their new home, the TD Gardens.

After a slow start to the 2008 – 2009 Season, the Bruins won 17 of their next 20 games which led many to see them as a revival of the “Big Bad Bruins” of the 70’s and 80’s. They went on to have the best record in the Eastern Conference and qualified for the playoffs for the fifth time in nine years.  They played the Canadiens in the playoffs and defeated them in four games before losing the Conference semi-finals in seven games against the Carolina Hurricanes.

In the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Bruins became the first team in NHL history to win a seven game series without a power-play goal, as they eliminated the Montreal Canadiens in seven games. They ended up advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1990 defeating the Vancouver Canucks in an exciting 7 game series.

We have a large selection of Boston Bruins hockey memorabilia in our shop. Come check it out and see if we have your favorite Bruin!

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4 Tips For Building A Collection On A Budget

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Whether you’re a novice or experienced collector, anyone can benefit from learning the “in’s and out’s” of the memorabilia industry in order to purchase authentic and valuable collectibles. Some  collectors will not mind spending whatever it take to build their collection and will go to great lengths to do so.  This is for most people who want to save a few dollars while collecting the person or objects you are most interested in. Let’s face it not everyone had disposable income at their feet waiting to burn a hold in your pocket. The Memorabilia industry is a HUGE business and it’s defiantly not how it was years ago when you parents or grandparents collected autographs!

  • Decide on a price range you’re willing to spend or create a budget. This will help you from making impulse buys.  When emotions take hold, collectors can overpay and overspend.  It will also help to determine what type of memorabilia you are going to collect. Do you want pucks, photos or jerseys. the bigger the item, the more you need to budget for!
  • Do your research. Buying memorabilia can be expensive, but it can also be a profitable investment with the help of research.  Always check out the retailer’s credibility. the old saying “you don’t know, ask!”
  • Know how to avoid buying fraudulent memorabilia and if you collect autographed collectibles, know how to spot a fake signature. Don’t buy anything without some documentation proving authenticity.  Buy from reputable dealers. If you are not comfortable with the dealer or they are pushy (especially at memorabilia shows), your better to walk away and deal with someone who is wanting to help you and not look for a quick buck!
  • Preserve your collection. This keeps your pieces looking great and allows you to make top dollar should you decide to sell any in the future.  Items will only retain value (or increase) if they are kept in mint condition so budget for frames, display cases or other method to protect and preserve your collection.

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Beginners Guide To Buying Memorabilia From eBay

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EBay offers an international marketplace to purchase memorabilia.  Collectibles of all types are available from eBay stores, other collectors and specialist dealers.

Your first step is to register with eBay.  It’s simple to do and the help section will answer any questions regarding registration or privacy concerns.

Once you’re registered, you can browse or do a search for the item you’re interested in finding.  Type the item name or a description in the ‘search box’ and all items related will be shown.  You can also refine your search by choosing from the list on the left side of the page.  You can specify the condition, price or buying format.  EBay offers tips for better searching to help you, whether you’re a new or seasoned user.

Once you’ve found the item, you may enjoy the thrill of bidding.  There is also a “buy it now” option which allows an immediate purchase.  Some sellers give buyers the chance to make their “best offer”.  It’s important to realize that placing a bid or making a commitment to buy on eBay is considered a contract.  If you change your mind and no longer want the item, you will still be obliged to pay.  Since honest mistakes can happen, some sellers will allow you to retract your bid but they are not obligated to do so.  BE SURE before you commit.

EBay offers a range of payment options including PayPal, or a credit card.  It’s important to check what payment methods are accepted by the seller.  Choose an option which gives you purchase protection.

It is important to keep a few things in mind when shopping for collectibles on eBay such as:

  • Take the time to learn about each item. Carefully check the listing information and photos.  Use the “ask a question” link for any questions you have for the seller about the item.  EBay offers authentication and grading service as well which allows collectors to get a second opinion from a professional about the authenticity of the item.
  • Educate yourself about buyer protection programs. Should the item you purchase fail to arrive or is not in the condition described, eBay’s buyer protection will refund the price you paid as well as shipping costs.
  • Get to know the seller. Buyers are able to leave feedback after every transaction for the seller.  To see what other buyers say about a seller, simply click on the number in brackets next to the seller’s username and you will be taken to the feedback profile for that seller.  Remember to leave your feedback after every transaction.  This lets others know what to expect from a seller and helps sellers, who provide excellent service and products, to build a good reputation.  Sellers want you to be happy with your purchase.  If you’re not entirely happy with the transaction, contact the seller and try to resolve the issues before posting negative feedback.
  • Check the seller’s preferred and accepted methods of payment.
  • Watch for top-rated sellers. These sellers have the highest ratings.
  • Pay promptly. Never bid if you don’t have the funds available.
  • Learn more about eBay. Visit the online customer support section for any questions or concerns.
  • Don’t move transactions off eBay. The policies that keep you safe while shopping will no longer apply.  It is important to report sellers who offer products off the site.
  • Don’t bid on the same item in more than one listing. If you win both, you are required to pay for both.
  • Don’t be in a rush to buy. Check the full description as well as shipping and handling fees.  Shipping fees can significantly increase the price of the item.  Make sure to add this amount to the purchase price for the total cost.
  • If you have an issue arise, it is recommended that you contact the seller first in an attempt to get it resolved. If that fails, use eBay’s resolution centre and eBay will work with the buyer and seller to reach an agreement.
  • Don’t be upset if you lose an auction. Items are often listed more than once so you’ll have another chance.

No matter what collectibles you buy, keep this in mind:

  • Do your homework by using guides, the internet and professional opinions to learn about the item you want to buy. Educating yourself will mean you have a better idea of each items rarity, current market value and authenticity.
  • Check the condition of the item thoroughly before bidding or buying. If the seller’s photos are unclear, ask for clearer images.  Carefully check for damage.

EBay gives collectors easy access to a wide variety of items that are not available in stores or at auctions.  Buying collectibles on eBay can become addictive.  Learning how to use the site and knowing how eBay protects you will allow you to browse and collect from the comfort of your own home. Did you know WE have an eBay store too?  See us here for items not listed on our wepage!

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NHL Legend Defesneman Paul Coffey – Slap Shot Signatures Player Profile

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Paul Coffey was born June 1, 1961 in Weston, Ontario, grew up in Malton, Ontario.  He is a retired ice hockey defenseman in the National Hockey League (NHL) and played for nine teams.  He is known for his speed and scoring.  Coffey ranks second to Ray Bourque in all-time career goals, assists and points.

Paul Coffey was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.  During the Edmonton Oilers first Stanley Cup winning season, 1983 – 1984, he became the second defenseman in NHL history to score 40 goals in a season.Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers Banner Retirement Night Signed Photo

Coffey was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins after a monetary dispute in 1987.  He changed his uniform number from 7 to 77, which he kept for the rest of his career (except for his final season in Boston – he wore number 74).

He was then traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a brief time (parts of two seasons), then to the Detroit Red Wings where he played for 3.5 seasons.  After a falling out, he was traded to the Hartford Whalers (1996 – 1997 season).  He only played 20 games and was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers where he played 1.5 seasons.  After only 10 games with the Chicago Blackhawks, he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes where he played 1.5 seasons.  His final season (2000 – 2001) was played with the Boston Bruins.

Coffey retired after his 2000 – 2001 season finishing with 396 goals, 1,135 assists and 1,531 points.

He was voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Edmonton Oilers retired his jersey number 7 in 2005.

Coffey won the James Norris Memorial Trophy three times (awarded to NHL’s top defense player annually); four times Stanley Cup Champion (three with Edmonton, one with Pittsburgh).  Named to Canada Cup All-Star Team and won the Canada Cup three times.  Also named to NHL’s First All-Star Team four times and NHL’s Second All-Star Team four times.  He played in NHL’s All-Star Game 14 times.

Some of the NHL Records Paul Coffey holds are: most goals in one season by a defenseman (48 in 1985 – 1986); most short-handed goals in a season by a defenseman (9 in 1985 – 1986); most 70-assist season by a defenseman career (6 – shares record with Bobby Orr).

Have a look in our shop for a nice collection of Paul Coffey Memorabilia!

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Tips for Building a Memorabilia Collection

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If you are contemplating starting a collection, big or small, it’s always best to have a plan before spending your hard-earned money.  Planning ahead, whether you decide to collect autographs, trading cards or other types of collectibles, will help to accomplish your goal and will result in an enjoyable collecting experience. 

  • Select a Theme

The first thing you should do is decide on a theme.  It should reflect you and your passion.  This will help you to stay focused on your goal.  It’s always better to start small and move up from there into rarer pieces.

  • Buy Authenticated/Graded Collectibles

Purchasing collectibles that have been authenticated/graded by a third-party service will help to protect you.  It’s all about the condition.  Certified collectibles can reduce your anxiety as a buyer and increase opportunities as a seller.

  • Do Your Homework

Ask as many questions as you need regarding a third-party service, a dealer, an auction house or a collectible.  More information is available due to the internet with websites and forums giving information about collectibles and their history.  Increase your knowledge no matter what type of collection you decide on.

  • Use a Reputable Seller

Deal with a seller you trust and that assists you with your goals.  A good dealer helps his customers learn more about what they want to collect.  They may be able to help you sell or trade your items.

  • Display or Storage

Depending on the type of collection, do you display your items or put them away?  If you want to display your collection, you need to come up with a creative way to accomplish this without mounting everything on the walls (example: displaying signed bats on a rack instead of a frame on the wall).  If you decide to use a safety deposit box, home safe or other method for storage, make sure they are big enough to store your items.

  • Budget

Establish a budget.  There is nothing wrong with looking for a good deal but  remember, “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”.  You don’t want to purchase a forgery.  Buy the finest quality you can afford.  There is no guarantee an item will increase in value or even retain its value, you can’t go wrong with good quality items.  You get what you pay for and it’s an investment.

Keep it fun!  You may not always be able to afford the piece you want or find what you need, but the experience should be fun.

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Great Moments in Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey

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The Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate their 100th season this year. In honour of this feat we would like to provide some of the highlights during their 100 years!  As always we love to hear your say!  Here we go!

December 19, 1917

The Toronto Maple Leafs played their first game as part of the newly formed National Hockey League (NHL) against the Montreal Wanderers.  This game was a loss, but it was the beginning of a tradition of hockey in Toronto (Leaf’s Nation).

1927

Foster Hewitt made his debut as the radio voice behind the Leafs.

November 12, 1931

The Leafs move to their new home, Maple Leaf Gardens, and open it by playing against the Chicago Blackhawks.

First Stanley Cup

The Leafs first Stanley Cup was won in 1932.  They won against the New York Rangers in three games (best of five series).  This topped off the opening season of new home.

1951

Timmins, Ontario native Bill Barilko scored his legendary winning goal in overtime.  Against orders from his coach, he left his defense position to pick up a pass and score to give the Leafs theirs fourth Stanley Cup in five years.

1962 – 1963 Season

This was the Leafs finest as they finished in first place for the first time since 1947 – 1948 season.  They won on to win the Stanley Cup, their second in the 60’s.

1967 – 1968 Stanley Cup Victory

This was the 11th Stanley Cup for the Leafs.  It was the last cup of the NHL’s “original six” era as the league added six new expansion teams.

1993 Dreams Dashed

During game six of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings, Wayne Gretzky clipped Doug Gilmour in the face but no penalty was called.  To make it worse, Gretzky scored the winning goal forcing a game seven in which the Leafs lost.

Wendel Clark Traded

Toronto favourite, Wendel Clark, was traded to the Quebec Nordiques in June 1995 which horrified the fans.  Clark was part of a trade for Mats Sundin and others.  Sundin’s value with the Leaf’s is history, but at the time, little was known about him by the fans, so it was thought to have been one of the worst trades involving the Leafs. But we know that was not the case!

Air Canada Centre

Moving from the Maple Leaf Gardens signaled a new era.  February 13, 1999 is an historic moment as the Leafs played their final game at the Gardens.  On February 20, 1999, the first game was played at the Air Canada Centre, their new home, and won.

There you have it! Just some of the memories in the Leafs 100 years!  Add a piece to your Toronto Maple Leafs Collection! We have a large selection in our shop.

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Montreal Canadiens Legend Patrick Roy – Slap Shot Signatures Player Profile

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Montreal Canadiens Legend Patrick Roy was born on October 5, 1965 in Quebec City, Quebec but grew up in Cap-Rouge, Quebec.  His playing career was from 1984 to 2003.  He is a former goaltender and the former Head Coach and Vice President of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche.  Roy split his playing career in the NHL between Montreal (played 10 years) and Colorado (8 years).  He won four Stanley Cups, two with each team.

Roy was drafted in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, which he didn’t care for (he was a fan of the Quebec Nordiques).  His Grandmother was a huge Canadiens fan but she passed away before seeing her Grandson being drafted.  He made his NHL debut February 23, 1985 by replacing the Canadiens starting goaltender in the third period.  Roy played for twenty minutes and earned his first NHL win without allowing a goal.

In the following season, Roy played regularly for the Canadiens.  During the regular season, he played 47 games and won the starting job for the Stanley Cup playoffs where he was a star and led the team to an unexpected Stanley Cup title and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy (most valuable player in playoffs) for himself.  Since he was 20 years old, Roy became the youngest winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy ever and was chosen for the NHL All-Rookie Team.  Roy was nicknames “St. Patrick” after this victory.

Roy was regarded one of the greatest goaltenders of all time.  Roy is widely credited with popularizing the butterfly style of goaltending.  The butterfly style is when the goaltender guards the lower part of the net by dropping to his knees to block the goal.  The spread goal pads and hands resemble a butterfly’s wings.  This method has become the dominant style around the world.

Patrick Roy 1986 Stanley Cup Montreal Signed 8x10 Photo

In the 1995 – 1996 season, Roy was traded to Colorado after an incident between Roy and Montreal’s new Head Coach, Mario Tremblay.  Roy’s final game with the Avalanche was played on April 22, 2003.

Roy was selected as Team Canada’s starting goaltender for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.  He played all six games, but Canada was unable to win a medal after a loss to the Czech Republic in the semi-final.  Czech’s beat Canada 1-0 in a tiebreaker shootout.

After retiring from NHL, Roy became the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) Vice President of hockey operations; also became the owner and General Manager, and on September 29, 2005, named Head Coach of the team.

In September 2012, he became a hockey analyst on the French-Canadian hockey talk show l’Antichambre.

On May 23, 2013, Roy was named Head Coach and Vice President of hockey operations of the Colorado Avalanche.

On November 13, 2006 Roy was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame.  He is the only player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy three times, the only one to do it in different decades, and the only one to do it for two different teams.  Roy’s number 33 jersey was retired by both the Canadiens and the Avalanche.

On August 11, 2016 Roy stepped down as the Head Coach and Vice President of hockey operations for the Avalanche.

Some NHL Records held by Patrick Roy are:

  • Most NHL playoff games played by a goaltender (247)
  • Most NHL playoff wins by a goaltender (151)
  • First NHL goaltender to play 1,000 NHL games (finished with 1,029 games)
  • First NHL goaltender to win 500 games

Have a look in our shop for a nice collection of Patrick Roy Memorabilia.

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