MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey made the following statement Wednesday upon the announcement of Patrick Roy and Dick Duff's inductions to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
"On behalf of the Gillett Family, Team President Pierre Boivin and the Montreal Canadiens organization, I would like to congratulate Patrick Roy and Dick Duff for this prestigious honor. I had the privilege to be Patrick Roy's teammate for a few seasons, and to win the Stanley Cup with him in 1986. As a player, Patrick was a true competitor who maintained a remarkable level of excellence throughout his NHL career, including 11 seasons with the Canadiens. His team and individual accomplishments will leave a mark in NHL history and as a result, he deserves this ultimate recognition," said Gainey.
Patrick Roy began his NHL career with the Canadiens in 1985. He played in 551 career regular season games with the Canadiens, and posted a record of 289 wins, 175 losses and 66 ties. He ranks second on the Canadiens' all-time list for games played and wins, fifth in shutouts (29). He posted a record of 70 wins and 42 losses in 114 career playoff games with the Canadiens. Roy won the Conn Smythe Trophy in both of the Canadiens' Stanley Cup Championships in 1986 and 1993. He was the recipient of the Vezina Trophy on three occasions (1989, 1990, 1992) and shared the William Jennings Trophy in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1992. He was also the recipient of the Molson Cup on four occasions with the Canadiens (1989, 1992, 1994 and 1995).
A native of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Dick Duff played for the Canadiens from 1964 to 1970, recording 172 points in 305 regular season games (87 goals, 85 assists). Duff won four Stanley Cups as a member of the Canadiens (1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969). He registered 42 points in 60 playoff games with Montreal (16 goals, 26 assists).