|Carey Price Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||August 16, 1987|
Carey Price is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is widely acknowledged as one of the best goaltenders in the world. He has represented the Montreal Canadiens (2007–08-Present) in the NHL (National Hockey League). During his stint with the team, he won the Molson Cup (an award annually presented to a distinguished player on Canadian ice hockey teams who has accumulated the most ‘three-star’ honors over the course of a season; these ‘stars’ are awarded to the 3 best players in each game, usually by a member of the media) 8 times (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019). He was also included in the annual ‘NHL All-Star Game’ 7 times (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019). Representing Canada, he won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the 2016 Toronto World Cup of Hockey, and the 2007 Mora & Leksand IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. He was named the ‘Best Goaltender’ in the first of these tournaments and the ‘MVP’ (Most Valuable Player) in the last of these tournaments. He also clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2005 České Budějovice & Plzeňc IIHF World Under-18 Championship and the 2004 Newfoundland and Labrador World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Professional Ice Hockey Player
- Father – Jerry Price (Former Goaltending Coach, Former Professional Ice Hockey Player)
- Mother – Lynda Price (Chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation, a Dakelh (the indigenous people of a large portion of the central interior region of British Columbia) First Nations Government in British Columbia)
- Siblings – Kayla Price (Sister)
- Others – Yannick Weber (Brother-in-Law) (Professional Ice Hockey Player), Shane Doan (Second Cousin) (Ice Hockey Executive, Former Professional Ice Hockey Player)
31 – Canada, Montreal Canadiens
Carey Price’s net worth had been $45 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
98 kg or 216 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Carey has dated –
- Angela Webber (2004-Present) – Carey started dating fashion entrepreneur Angela Webber in 2004 after they were set up on a blind date by one of Angela’s friends who was dating Carey’s roommate at that time. The couple eventually got married on August 24, 2013, in a ceremony that was held in Benton City, Washington, United States, near Angela’s hometown of Kennewick, Washington. They have 3 children together – 2 daughters named Liv Anniston Price (b. 2016) and Millie Price (b. December 2018), and a son named Lincoln Price (b. October 2020).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Ulkatcho First Nation descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Often sports a light stubble or a thin beard
- Affable smile
Carey Price Facts
- Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Carey’s family had moved to the remote town of Anahim Lake in the central region of British Columbia when he was about 3 years old. He was brought up there.
- He was taught how to play the position of goaltender in ice hockey by his father who also used to play professionally in that position. Carey was trained by his father on a frozen creek during the winter months.
- In his teenage years, he used to play organized hockey in Williams Lake, a city in the central interior region of British Columbia, that was more than 200 miles away from his home. To reduce the exertion of this 10-hour round trip that had to be undertaken thrice a week, Carey’s father had bought a small plane to fly him to practice and games.
- He started his career in the 2002–03 season with the Quesnel Millionaires in the BCHL (British Columbia Hockey League), a ‘Junior A’ ice hockey league in his home province of British Columbia. The same season, he also turned out for the Williams Lake Timberwolves in the same league.
- By the end of this 2002–03 season, he joined the Tri-City Americans in the WHL (Western Hockey League), a major junior ice hockey league based in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States. The WHL is one of 3 leagues that constitute the CHL (Canadian Hockey League), the highest level of junior ice hockey in Canada.
- Carey stayed with the team until the 2006–07 season. That season, he was included in the WHL ‘West First All-Star Team’. In 2007, he also won the Del Wilson Trophy (presented annually to the WHL‘s best goaltender) and the ‘CHL Goaltender of the Year’ award.
- After being selected 5th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, he played a few games in the 2006–07 and the 2007–08 seasons for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL (American Hockey League), a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the NHL (National Hockey League).
- The Hamilton Bulldogs were the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens at that time. He had joined the Hamilton Bulldogs just before the start of the 2007 Calder Cup (the trophy awarded annually to the playoff champions of the AHL) playoffs. Carey led the team to the Calder Cup title and also won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the tournament’s ‘MVP’. He became just the 3rd teenage goaltender to have won the latter trophy.
- In the 2007–08 season, he was added to the main roster of the Montreal Canadiens as the backup goaltender. He eventually became the starting goaltender later that season. He was included in the ‘NHL All-Rookie Team’ for that season.
- Owing to his indigenous heritage, he was named the honorary co-chair at the 2010 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships that were held in Ottawa, Ontario.
- In January 2014, when he and his close friend P. K. Subban were included in the Canadian squad for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, they became the first players from the Montreal Canadiens to be selected for ‘Team Canada’ (the popular term used for the Canadian men’s national ice hockey team) since Mark Recchi in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.
- In 2015, he became the first goaltender in NHL history to have won the Ted Lindsay Award (awarded annually to the NHL‘s most outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by the members of the NHL Players’ Association), the William M. Jennings Trophy (an annual NHL award given to the goaltender having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it, based on regular-season play), the Vezina Trophy (awarded annually to the NHL‘s best goaltender, adjudged by the 32 NHL general managers), and the Hart Memorial Trophy (awarded annually to the most valuable player in the NHL, voted by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association), in the same season.
- That year, Carey also won the Lou Marsh Trophy (a trophy awarded annually to Canada’s top athlete, professional or amateur, voted for by a panel of journalists) and the Lionel Conacher Award (an annual award given to Canada’s best male athlete of the year, voted for by sports writers of The Canadian Press, a Canadian national news agency headquartered in Toronto).
- For charity, he had also sold the helmet he had used in Canada’s ‘Silver’ medal campaign at the 2005 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. In 2015, in partnership with CCM (a Canadian brand of ice hockey equipment), he donated USD 10k worth of equipment to a minor hockey league in Williams Lake. He has also funded a breakfast program at his alma mater in Anahim Lake.
- In 2016, he was honored with an Indspire Award in the ‘Sports’ category. These awards are annually presented by Indspire (a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people in Canada) to celebrate and encourage excellence in the Aboriginal community.
- In 2021, he led the Montreal Canadiens to their first Stanley Cup Finals (the championship series of the NHL that is the culmination of the playoffs of the Stanley Cup) in 28 years. The team eventually lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 5 games. The Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise in North America.
- In 2022, Carey was honored with the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. It is named after Bill Masterton, the only player in NHL history to have died as a direct result of injuries suffered during a game.
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