May 18, 2019 | 2:30pm ET



Patrick Roy


The Ottawa Senators have interviewed six individuals for their vacant head coach position and the Ottawa Sun reports a seventh candidate for the job has emerged.

According to the Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, former Colorado Avalanche bench boss and Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy is the seventh contender for the opening and could meet with the Senators next week.

Garrioch notes Roy “has a good relationship with Ottawa assistant GM Peter MacTavish.”

In 246 career games as the Avs head coach from 2014-16, Roy posted a 130-92-94 record and won the Jack Adams Award as Coach of the Year in 2014.

The other six candidates for the head coaching gig are Sens interim coach Marc Crawford, Dallas Stars assistant coach Rick Bowness, Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Jacques Martin, Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach D.J. Smith, Belleville head coach Troy Mann, and Nate Leaman of Providence College.