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NHL Legend Officially Makes A Return To The NHL

Published January 20, 2024 at 8:26 PM

In a surprising move that reverberated across the hockey community, Patrick Roy is set to make a return to the National Hockey League. The New York Islanders dropped a bombshell on Saturday, announcing Roy's immediate takeover as their head coach.

This unexpected development entails Islanders' General Manager Lou Lamoriello promptly relieving former head coach Lane Lambert of his duties. Roy, a legendary player, brings not only a storied playing career but also an extensive coaching resume both within and outside the NHL.

His coaching tenure includes a notable stint with the Colorado Avalanche, leading them for three seasons before a dispute with Joe Sakic prompted his departure.

Roy's coaching prowess extends beyond the NHL, notably guiding the Quebec Remparts to a championship in the 2022-23 season. Lamoriello's decision to appoint Roy is not without risk, given the recent quick successions of firing two coaches, including Lambert and Barry Trotz. As the Islanders embark on this intriguing coaching change, the hockey world awaits the unfolding impact of Roy's return to the NHL stage.
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NHL Legend Officially Makes A Return To The NHL

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