DENVER, CO - MAY 28: Patrick Roy addresses the media as he is introduced as the new Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Colorado Avalanche during a press conference at the Pepsi Center on May 28, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have introduced Patrick Roy as their new coach as they turn to the Hall of Fame goalie to revive a franchise he once led to prominence.
Roy met the media for the first time on Tuesday since reaching a deal last week.
In addition to coaching, he will also serve as vice president of hockey operations.
The 47-year-old Roy joins forces with former teammate-turned-executive Joe Sakic to fix a squad that's missed the playoffs three straight seasons.
Roy and Sakic helped the Avs to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001. Roy has stayed busy since his retirement a decade ago.
He's operated as coach and general manager for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League over the last eight seasons.
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