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Carey Price

Born:August 16, 1987Draft:2005 Canadiens #5 Overall
Hometown:Vancouver, BCPosition:Goaltender
Known For:Vezina TrophyCatches:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Montreal Canadiens

Carey Price (born August 16, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is considered to be one of the best goaltenders in the world by many colleagues, fans, The Hockey News, and EA Sports; and one of the greatest goalies in the history of the Canadiens by several members of the news media.

Beginning his junior career with the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League in 2002, Price was drafted fifth overall by the Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft following his second season with the Tri-City Americans.

Joining the Canadiens’ farm team, the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL) just as the Calder Cup playoffs begun, Price led the Bulldogs to the Calder Cup championship, winning the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the tournament MVP. Price made the Canadiens roster for the 2007–08 season as the backup goaltender before ultimately becoming the starting goaltender later that season. In 2015, he was the winner of the Ted Lindsay, Jennings, Vezina and Hart trophies, becoming the first goaltender in NHL history to win all four individual awards in the same season.

Internationally, Price has represented Canada at various tournaments at junior levels, winning silver medals at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in 2004 and the IIHF World U18 Championship in 2005. He won a gold medal at the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden. In 2014, Price was named to the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team and won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Price’s play also earned him the tournament’s top goaltending award, from the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) directorate. In 2016, Price went undefeated to win his first World Cup of Hockey championship.

Goaltender Carey Price
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Carey Price Statistics

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Achievements

  • Played in seven NHL All-Star Games (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 2017 World Cup gold medal with Team Canada
  • Vezina Trophy (2015)
  • Ted Lindsay Award (2015)
  • Hart Trophy (2015)
  • William M. Jennings Trophy (2015)
  • NHL First-Team All-Star (2015)
  • Canada’s Top Athlete (Lou Marsh Trophy) (2015)
  • Canada’s Top Male Athlete (Lionel Conacher Award) (2015)
  • 2014 Winter Olympics gold medal with Team Canada
  • 2014 Winter Olympics Best Goaltender
  • Named to the NHL YoungStars Roster (2009)
  • Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team (2008)
  • AHL Calder Trophy Champion (2007)
  • AHL Playoffs MVP (2007)
  • CHL Goaltender of the Year (2007)
  • CHL First-Team All-Star (2007)
  • WHL Top Goaltender (2007)
  • 2007 World Junior Championship (WJC) gold medal with Team Canada
  • 2007 WJC Best Goaltender
  • 2007 WJC Most Valuable Player
  • Named a Top-Three Player on Team Canada at the 2007 WJC
  • Named to the 2007 WJC All-Star Team

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