In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in honor of the man who, as legend has it, drove the snakes out of the country.
In Montreal, "St. Patrick" had a whole different meaning -- rather than casting out snakes, Patrick Roy
's specialty was keeping pucks out of the Canadiens' net. Roy is the starting goaltender on NHL.com's "All-Patrick Team," a group made up of the League's best players with the given name or surname of Patrick.
Roy is one of the two modern-day Hockey Hall of Famers with the first name Patrick -- the other is longtime Islander and Sabre Pat LaFontaine
, the big gun on our all-Patrick club.
On the surname side, the Patricks -- Lester, Frank, Muzz, Lynn, Glenn and Craig -- are one of hockey's first families. Two other Patricks, James and Steve, aren't related to the others but made their own mark on the NHL.