DENVER -- Colorado's Patrick Roy is retiring, ending the 18-year career of one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history.
Patrick Roy didn't leave with another Cup, but he will retire with the most NHL victories.
Roy will make the announcement at a 2 p.m. ET news conference Wednesday, team spokesman Jean Martineau said.
A four-time Stanley Cup champion, Roy is the NHL's career leader in victories with 551 and games played with 1,029. He also is the career leader in
playoff victories, games played and shutouts.
Roy is still considered one of the best goalies in the game at age 37. He has been bothered by arthritic hips the past few years. He also has made it
clear he wants to follow the career of his oldest son, Jonathan, a goalie who will start playing in Saskatchewan this fall.
Roy won two Stanley Cups each with Montreal and Colorado, and is the only three-time winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the MVP of the
playoffs. Earlier this season he became the first goalie to eclipse 60,000 minutes.
Roy is the NHL's career leader with 23 playoff shutouts, and his 247 games and 151 wins are well ahead of Grant Fuhr, who is second with 150 games and
He basically has done everything and broke every record, so I think it's pretty safe to say he's the greatest goalie who ever played.
Mike Keane on Avs teammate Patrick Roy
Do you think Patrick Roy was the best ever?
I'm really glad I got to watch his entire career, he was the best overall that I have ever seen, Brodeur is creeping his way up though.