Bobby Orr redefined the role of the defenseman in professional hockey, and Patrick Roy redefined everything about what it means to be a goaltender. Across an illustrious, if at times tumultuous, 18-year NHL career, Roy's extraordinary skills--both physical and mental--helped him and two teams to four Stanley Cup championships. Along the way he was named playoff MVP an unprecedented three times, the first such player to win the award with two different teams in three different decades.
As a player, Patrick Roy developed a reputation for confidence, for clutch goaltending, and for demanding excellence from himself and his teammates. This book features Roy as seen through quotations from the players, coaches, and writers who were there as Roy proved himself one of the greatest goalies in hockey history and the most influential goalie of his generation.