NHL.com: “Colorado’s Patrick Roy is retiring, ending the 18-year career of one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history… A four-time Stanley Cup champion, Roy leaves as the NHL’s career leader in victories with 551 and games played with 1,029. He also is the all-time leader in playoff victories, games played and shutouts.”
Along side Gretzky, Roy was the reason I got into hockey. You can’t deny his impact to the sport and although the peak of his career was some time ago, there’s no way anyone can say he’s leaving on a down note. He was easily one of the best goaltenders in the league this last season and will always be seen as one of the best (if not the best) goalies in the NHL ever. I’m truly saddened by this news.