Patrick Roy emerges as a reported favourite for vacant head coaching job

Published May 7, 2023 at 10:21

The New York Rangers decided to make it official on Saturday afternoon, parting ways with Gerard Gallant after two seasons as their Head Coach. Gallant led the team to the Eastern Conference Final in 2022, but failed to get them out of the first round this year.

There are several candidates out there on the open market for Rangers General Manager Chris Drury, but an interesting name has been brought up by ESPN's Kevin Weekes.

Following the news of Gallant and the Rangers parting ways, Weekes made a post of two images on Twitter, the first being of the New York skyline and the second being of Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy.

It's been known for a while now that Patrick Roy is looking to return to the National Hockey League as either a General Manager or Head Coach, but now that there are several vacancies, it may be the right time for the four-time Stanley Cup champion.

Should Roy return to the NHL this summer as a Head Coach, it won't be his first rodeo. The 57-year-old coached his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, from 2013 to 2016 and even won the Jack Adams Award in his first season.

After the 2015-16 season, Roy returned to the QMJHL's Quebec Ramparts as the team's Head Coach and General Manager.

Another name that was circulating over the past week for not only the Rangers, but other teams too, was three-time Stanley Cup champion Joel Quenneville. Quenneville would need to be reinstated by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, but Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the Rangers are going to steer clear of the former Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach.

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