Agent: Patrick Roy eyeing return to NHL as coach or executive
Patrick Roy is considering a potential return to the NHL as anything from a head coach to a general manager.
The legendary goaltender recently hired a new agent, Neil Glasberg at PBI Sports and Entertainment. Glasberg represents many NHL coaches and executives, including Mike Sullivan and John Tortorella.
"He could be a president of hockey ops. He could be a GM. He could be a co-GM. He could be a head coach,” Glasberg told Sportsnet's Luke Fox on Monday. “It's going to be situational. That's the truthful answer."
The Hall of Famer is currently the head coach and general manager of the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts. He was previously the head coach and vice president of hockey operations with the Colorado Avalanche from 2013 to 2016, winning the Jack Adams Trophy in his first season leading the club.
The four-time Stanley Cup champion stepped down from his roles with the Avalanche in 2016, citing a lack of input in personnel decisions.
The Montreal Canadiens, Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, and Vancouver Canucks are among the teams without a head coach signed for the 2021-22 season.
Roy's agent confirmed no deal is imminent between his client and any club, and there's been "zero communication" with the Canadiens, the 55-year-old's former team.
"I’d love to give this a shot and see what happens. And if something works out, fantastic. And if it doesn't, we can't say we didn't try," Glasberg said.
"It’s worth taking a shot right now," he added.