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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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