Senators considering Patrick Roy for coaching position

Report: Roy expected to interview for Sens coaching job

Report: Roy expected to interview for Sens coaching job

According to multiple local reports, the legendary goaltender and former Avs head man is expected to interview for Ottawa's vacant head coaching position.

General manager Pierre Dorion might think so.

The 53-year-old went 130-92-24 in three seasons as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche before resigning abruptly on August 11, 2016.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006, Roy won four Stanley Cups during a prolific 20-year career with the Montreal Canadiens and Avalanche.

A Senators source confirmed to Sportsnet's John Shannon that Roy will interview for the position.

Roy was the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche for three seasons, leading them to a Central Division title with 112 points and winning the Jack Adams Award as the National Hockey League coach of the year in his first season in 2013-14. The following two seasons the Avs failed to reach the playoffs, and Roy resigned in 2016.

The Senators are in the midst of a rebuild with young talent such as Brady Tkachuk, Thomas Chabot, and prospects like Drake Batherson and Logan Brown.

Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round (No. 51) in the 1984 NHL Draft, Roy won the Vezina Trophy as the League's top goalie three times (1989, 1990, 1992) before being traded to Colorado on December 7, 1995.