Patrick Roy is close to becoming the next coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his younger brother told the Denver Post.
"They're discussing the final details of an arrangement," Stephane Roy told the paper. "Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for a new challenge.
Stephane Roy posted on his Facebook page Monday night: "For all my friends I'd like you to know before the official news spreads that my older brother will be the new coach of the Colorado Avalanch(sic)."
Roy, 47, has coached the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League since 2005, compiling a 307-128-32 record.
This will be the second time Roy will leave the province of Quebec for Colorado. He played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1984 through the 1995-96 season before joining the Avalanche, where he helped the team to two Stanley Cup Championships. The Hall-of-Fame goaltender is the only player in NHL history to win a Conn Smythe in three different decades (1986, 1993 and 2001).