In a surprising move on Thursday, Hall of Famer Patrick Roy announced he is parting ways with the Colorado Avalanche, saying in a statement that his vision did not “perfectly align” with the organization.
Roy won the Jack Adams Award after leading the Avs to the Central Division crown in the 2013-14 season, his first season as coach in Colorado. The Avs put together a 52-22-8 record that season, but were eliminated by Minnesota in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Roy was also Colorado’s vice president of hockey operations.
Leaving now closes the books on Roy’s tenure in Colorado having a a 130-92-24 record, and the Avs haven’t made the playoffs in the last two years.