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Patrick Roy
Head Coach


Patrick Roy was named Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Colorado Avalanche on May 23, 2013. In addition to his head coaching duties, Roy works closely with Executive Vice President/General Manager Joe Sakic in all player personnel decisions. Roy won the 2014 Jack Adams Award after guiding the Avalanche to a 52-22-8 record (.683) and the Central Division title in his rookie season behind the bench. ...more
 
Tim Army
Assistant Coach


Tim Army was named as Colorado's assistant coach/video on June 16, 2011. Army spent six seasons as the head coach of his alma mater, Providence College (Hockey East). Army was an assistant coach in the NHL for nine seasons, spending four years with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993- 94 to 1996-97) and five years with the Washington Capitals (1997-98 to 2001-02). ...more
 
Dave Farrish
Assistant Coach


Dave Farrish was hired by the Colorado Avalanche as assistant coach on July 7, 2015. Farrish joined assistant coach Tim Army on  coach and vice president of hockey operations Patrick Roy’s staff. The 2015-16 season is Farrish’s 25th coaching at the professional level. The Lucknow, ON native most recently served as assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2012-14. ...more
 
Francois Allaire
Goaltending Coach


Francois Allaire was hired as goaltending coach for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the 2013-14 season. Allaire has spent 29 seasons coaching goaltenders in the NHL, including 12 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens (1984-85 to 1995-96), 12 with the Anaheim Ducks (1996-97 to 2008-09) and three with the Toronto Maple Leafs (2009-10 to 2011-12). ...more
 
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft