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Patrick Roy
Patrick Roy

Patrick Roy

Winning. Nothing Else.
By Michel Roy

SPORTS & RECREATION

528 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95)

ISBN 9781629371658

Rights: US

Triumph Books (Oct 2015)

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Overview

Reveals the man behind the mask—the triumphs and failures of one of the greatest goaltenders in the history of hockeyIn the early 1970s, a young Patrick Roy laced up his hockey skates for the very first time, like thousands of other kids. More than 30 years later, his indomitable will to win and his focus on being the very best brought him four Stanley Cups, three Conn Smythe trophies, three Vezina trophies, and many more individual honors. An incredible hockey talent who was instrumental in changing the very art of goaltending, Roy's success was driven as much by determination and perseverance as by talent. Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else brings to life Roy's phenomenal career and unmasks his more mysterious personal side. Michel Roy, the father of this great sports legend, reveals what makes Patrick tick, taking us behind the scenes and into the family life of one of the greatest goaltenders of all time.

Author Biography

Michel Roy is the father of Patrick Roy. He had a distinguished career with the Quebec government until 1996, holding several senior management positions for more than 26 years, including Deputy Minister of Tourism, Deputy Minister of Communications, and the Quebec government's representative in Chicago for 12 midwest states. He is also an accomplished jazz musician and composer, and is currently chair of Telefilm Canada. He lives in West-Bolton, Quebec.

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08
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Patrick Roy: Winning. Nothing Else.

By Michel Roy

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books. 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

Few players in NHL history have enjoyed the success and reputation of Patrick Roy. A fierce competitor, Roy’s career between the pipes for the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche spanned three decades, during which time he amassed record-breaking totals for playoff appearances and victories by a goaltender. Roy also collected a record three Conn Smythe Trophys and four Stanley Cups.

 

Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else (Triumph Books, October 2015) is much more than a biography of the goaltender’s illustrious career on the ice. With eye-opening insights only a father can provide, Michel Roy takes readers beyond statistics and awards and into the psychology of the man behind the mask. From his childhood years in Quebec and early professional career up through his current role as one of the NHL’s most promising new coaches, this book covers every facet of Roy’s life on and off the ice in revealing detail. With paternal pride and a father’s honesty, Michel Roy describes his son’s family life and career with wit, clarity and an exacting closeness. Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else chronicles the glory, fears, drama and tension of a lifetime spent in the world hockey, including:

 

  • Roy’s childhood in Canada and the pressures of his early playing days
  • A revealing look at the superstar’s anxiety after retiring from the game he loved
  • The influence Roy had on the game through popularizing the butterfly style
  • A heartwarming and sincere look at Roy’s methods of coaching youth players
  • Roy’s inner turmoil and personal struggle following the trade from Montreal
  • How Roy’s passion for victory and perfection carried over from the ice to the bench in his successful opening seasons as Head Coach of the Colorado Avalanche

 

Patrick Roy made his mark on the NHL as a player, and continues to build on his legacy to this day as a coach. His perseverance, talent, and limitless love of the game has earned him a reputation as one of the greatest players of all time. Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else belongs on the shelf of every true hockey fan.

 

About the Author:

Michel Roy is the father of Patrick Roy. He had a distinguished career with the Quebec government until 1996, holding several senior management positions for more than 26 years, including Deputy Minister of Tourism, Deputy Minister of Communications and the Quebec government's representative in Chicago for 12 Midwest states. He is also an accomplished jazz musician and composer, and is currently chair of Telefilm Canada. He lives in West-Bolton, Quebec.

 

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