Carey Price, Hockey
2014 Olympic Medallist
NHL Montreal Canadiens
2002 BC Winter Games
Raised in the rural community of Anahim Lake, BC, Carey learned to skate on a frozen river. His father, who played hockey professionally and was drafted by the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, passed down his love of hockey to Carey.
Anaheim didn’t have an indoor arena or hockey program so his father taught him to play goaltender on a frozen creek during the winter months. In order to play organized hockey, Carey and his father would drive or fly the 640 km round trip to Williams Lake three times a week.
Carey’s talents started to show during his participation in the 2002 BC Games, and a couple years later he helped Canada win a silver medal at the 2005 IIHF Under-18 World Championship. Canada again won gold at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship and Carey was awarded tournament MVP.
His dream of playing in the NHL was starting to become reality in 2005 when Carey was drafted to the Montreal Canadiens. He made the roster as the back-up goaltender in the 2007-08 season and early in the season became the starting goaltender, leading the rookie goaltenders in wins, saves and shutouts. Carey represented Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and brought home a gold medal for his country.
In 2015, Carey's incredible season was recognized when he swept the NHL awards becoming the first goalie in history to take four awards. Price took home the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, the Vezina Trophy as the League's best goalie and the Ted Lindsay Award for the most outstanding player as voted by the players. Price also received a share of the William M. Jennings Trophy with Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks as the goalies on the teams that allowed the fewest goals in the regular season (189).
Carey and his wife, Angela, enjoy working with the charities they are passionate about. He is the Ambassador to First Nations kids through Breakfast Club Canada, an initiative providing meals to children in Anahim, and supports the Carson Kolzig Foundation, helping families of children with autism.
Check out his profile on Olympic.ca, and follow him on Twitter @CP0031.