Celebrating the Saint Patrick in November.
Tonight at the Bell centre, the legendary Number 33 worn by Patrick Roy will be raised to the ceiling of the arena.
The glorious debuts in the NHL in 1986, the two Stanley Cups won with the organization and the dramatic events that ended his association with the Montreal Canadiens. The life and times of one of the very best goaltenders of all time will be remembered.
Patrick Roy's legacy as a member of the Montreal Canadiens can be described as being the ultimate competitor. He hated the taste of a loss and wanted to win each and every game he took part of during his career. A leader in the room, a fierce competitor and a dependable ally.
In honor of his contribution to the team and his fans, in honor of the last two championships of the franchise, a banner with his name and his number will be raised to the ceiling. Rpy will be celebrated despite the chaotic end of his association with the Canadiens this Saturday December 2nd 1995 when his head coach at the moment, Mario Tremblay, left Roy in the net after he allowed a total of nine goals to the Detroit Red Wings.
Tonight's moment will be emotional and Patrick's elocution to the sellout crowd will come straight from the heart. The return of Patrick Roy into the great family that is the Montreal Canadiens will finally take place.
We will exceptionally celebrate the Saint Patrick in November this year to forget all about Dec. 2nd 1995.