Report: Patrick Roy expected to interview for Senators' coaching job
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Add a legendary figure to the mix in the Ottawa Senators' head coaching search.

Talk in league circles on Saturday was that Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is expected to make Patrick Roy his final interview, reports Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch, who adds it's believed the team could speak with Roy next week.

A Senators source confirmed to Sportsnet's John Shannon that Roy will interview for the position.

Ottawa fired former head coach Guy Boucher on March 1.

The Senators have already interviewed interim head coach Marc Crawford, Troy Mann of their AHL affiliate, Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Jacques Martin, Toronto Maple Leafs assistant D.J. Smith, Dallas Stars assistant Rick Bowness, and Providence College's Nate Leaman, according to Garrioch.

Roy served as the Colorado Avalanche's bench boss from 2013-14 to 2015-16. He resigned unexpectedly in summer 2016 and later returned to lead the QMJHL's Quebec Ramparts.

The Hall of Fame goaltender went 130-92-24 during his three seasons coaching the Avalanche, guiding Colorado to a playoff appearance in 2014. He won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's coach of the year that season.

Report: Patrick Roy expected to interview for Senators' coaching job
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