Carey Price Biography

Carey Price

Quick Facts About Carey Price

Celebrated Name Carey Price
Age 34 Years
Nick Name Carey Price
Birth Name Carey Price
Birth Date 1987-08-16
Gender Male
Profession Ice Hockey Player
Birth Nation Canada
Place Of Birth Vancouver, British Columbia
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Mixed
Race White
Horoscope Leo
Religion Christian
Father Jerry Price
Mother Lynda
Home Town Anahim Lake
Siblings 1
Sisters 1; Kayla
Marital Status Married
Wife Angela Price
Sexual Orientation Straight
Children 3
Daughter Liv and Millie
Son 1; Lincoln
Net Worth $13 Million
Salary $10,500,000
Source of Wealth Ice Hockey Career
Height 6 ft 3 in or 191 cm
Weight 215 lb or 98 Kg or 15 st 5 lb
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Current Club Montreal Canadiens
Position Goaltender
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Carey Price is a professional Canadian ice hockey player who is playing for the current team, Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) who is considered as one of the greatest goalies in the history of the Montreal Canadiens by several members of the news media. His playing position is goaltender. He is also considered to be one of the best goaltenders in the world by many colleagues, fans, The Hockey News, and EA Sports. He began his career journey with the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League in 2002. Later, he was drafted fifth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft following his second season with the Tri-City Americans. He won both the Del Wilson Trophy as the top goaltender in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and CHL Goaltender of the Year in his final season of major junior in 2007. He achieved several achievements after becoming starting goaltender of the Canadiens during the 2007-2008 season which includes becoming the first goaltender in the history of the NHL to win the Jennings, Ted Lindsay, Hart, and Vezina Trophies in the same season. His shirt number for Montreal Canadiens is 31. Besides, he has also represented his nation, Canada in international play as well 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. In 2014, Price was named to the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team and won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. He went undefeated to win his first World Cup of Hockey championship in 2016. 

Famous For 

  • Being a professional ice hockey goaltender. 
  • Being the player for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).
  • Known as "butterfly style" popularized by Glenn Hall, dropping to his knees and pointing his skates outwards with his pads covering the bottom width of the net.
  • Known for his excellent reflexes which are considered to be some of his best attributes as a goaltender. 
  • Noted for his calm demeanor on the ice that allows him to remain focused and rarely appears rattled or upset in the net.

Goaltender, Carey Price

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What nationality is Carey Price?

Born on 16th August 1987, Carey Price's birthplace is in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. However, his hometown is in Anahim Lake in northern British Columbia where he experienced his childhood. By nationality, he is Canadian and he belongs to a Mixed ethnic background as he is of the Nuxalk and Southern Carrier Aboriginal heritage. Price is very proud to be of descent from the line of chiefs and leaders including his mother, Lynda. He is extremely proud of his Indigenous heritage. Leo is his Zodiac sign and he follows the Christianity religion. His present age is 33 as of 2020. Carey is the son of his father, Jerry Price, and his mother, Lynda. His father was a goaltender who played in different leagues for four seasons but didn't play in the NHL. His father also served as goaltending coach of the Tri-City Americans for some time. And his mother served as chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation. He was born as the eldest child among two children. Thus, he has a sibling; a sister named Kayla. He was taught to play goaltender by his father on a frozen creek during the winters where he would travel around 320 kilometers by car to Williams Lake city to play organized hockey. Later, his father bought him a plane to fly for practice and games. 

Carey Price has not stated anything about his educational qualifications. 

How was the Ice Hockey Carey of Price Career?

  • After his lot of practice and games, Carey Price firstly appeared in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the Tri-City Americans during the 2002-2003 season and then made the Tri-City roster the next season where he appeared in 28 games posting a 2.38 Goals against average (GAA) and a .915 save percentage.
  • In his next season, he played in a league-high 63 games with a 2.34 GAA and .920 save percentage, and eight shutouts, both in the league top ten. 
  • He was ranked as the best North American goaltender by NHL Central Scouting and later, he was drafted fifth overall by the Montreal Canadiens. 
  • He then ended the 2005-2006 season with a 2.87 GAA and a .906 save percentage while starting 55 games. 
  • In his 2006-2007 season, he posted an excellent 2.45 GAA and .917 save percentage. However, the Americans were eliminated in six games during the 2007 playoffs. 
  • After then, he joined the Montreal Canadiens farm team, the Hamilton Bulldogs, and helped the team won their first Calder Cup. 
  • On 10th October 2007, he made his debut game for the Montreal Canadiens against the Pittsburgh Penguins recording 26 saves in a 3-2 win. Canadiens finished first overall in the Eastern Conference and earned their first division title since 1991-1992. 
  • Against the Boston Bruins, he recorded a 1-0 win on 15th April 2008. 
  • On 30th December 2008, he injured his ankle and made his return on 20th January 2009. 
  • He surrendered four goals in the final game at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The 2009-2010 season was the struggling season for him as he won 13 games and lost the starting job to Halak.
  • In the summer of 2010, both Price and Halak became restricted free agents and a goaltending debate emerged in Montreal over who would remain with the team. 
  • The Canadiens then resigned Price to a two-year, $5.5 million contract to return to his role as starting goaltender.
  • In his 2010-2011 season with the team, he played 72 games recording new career highs including 38 wins, eight shutouts a 2.35 GAA and a .923 save percentage. 
  • Moreover, he was even selected to play in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. 
  • Carey earned his 100th win in his NHL career in his 214th game on 26th October 2011. 
  • He re-signed with the Canadiens on a six-year contract worth US$39 million on 2nd July 2012 and began his 2012-2013 season winning 18 of his first 28 starts. 
  • In-game 4, Carey suffered a groin injury and was replaced by Peter Budaj. Thus, he ended the season playoffs with a sub-par 3.26 GAA and a .894 save percentage. 
  • In the 2013-2014 season, he recorded 34 wins to go along with a career-best 2.32 GAA and .927 save percentage.
  • The season 2014-2015 was the best season of his career as he finished the season as the leader of the three leading categories for goaltenders: GAA (1.96), save percentage (.933), and wins (44), all career highs as he would help the Canadiens win the Atlantic Division. 
  • In the 2015-2016 season, he suffered a knee injury. Later, it was announced that he would not return for the rest of the season. 
  • After his recovery, he started his 2016-2017 season becoming the first NHL goalie to win his first 10 games of the season. 
  • It was announced that Carey signed an eight-year contract extension with an annual cap hit of US$10.5 million totaling US$84 million for the entire contract on 2nd July 2017. His new contract will run through the 2025-2026 season which makes him the highest-paid goaltender in the 2018-2019 NHL season, surpassing goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
  • He was ruled out indefinitely after sustaining a concussion in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on 22nd February 2018. 
  • He was even named to the 2019 National Hockey League All-Star Game, his sixth All-Star nomination, but he chose to defer due to a lower-body injury. 
  • Against Detroit Red Wings, Carey surpassed Jacques Plante for first place in Montreal Canadiens franchise career wins with his 315th career victory of 3-1. 

How was the International Career of Carey Price?

  • Carey Price made his international debut for Canada at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships in the Czech Republic appearing in four games and he also earned a silver medal as Canada defeated the United States with the victory score of 5-1. 
  • In the year 2007, he was named to Team Canada for the 2007 World Junior Championships in Sweden.
  • Additionally, Carey led Team Canada to a third consecutive gold medal and was named Tournament MVP and Top Goaltender after going 6-0 with two shutouts, a 1.14 GAA and a .961 save percentage. 
  • He also led the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships in save percentage and wins. 
  • On 7th January 2014, he was named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team. 
  • Carey successfully became the first Montreal Canadiens player to be selected for Team Canada since Mark Recchi in the 1998 Nagano Olympics. He won his first gold medal as an Olympian in his second consecutive shutout of the Olympics.
  • He ended the tournament undefeated in five games with a 0.59 GAA and .971 save percentage and was named the tournament's best goaltender by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). 

Carey Price Awards

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Awards and Achievements

  • Molson Cup for Montreal Canadiens: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • NHL All-Star Game: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • IIHF World U20 Championship Gold Medal (2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships)
  • Tournament MVP (2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships)
  • WHL West First All-Star Team for 2006-07 WHL season
  • Del Wilson Trophy (WHL Top Goaltender)
  • CHL Goaltender of the Year Award
  • Calder Cup with the Hamilton Bulldogs
  • Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Calder Cup MVP)
  • NHL Rookie of the Month, March 2008
  • NHL All-Rookie Team for 2007-08 NHL season
  • NHL YoungStars Game at 2009 NHL All-Star Game
  • Olympic gold medal in Men's Hockey at 2014 Sochi Olympics
  • Best Goaltender at 2014 Sochi Olympics (voted by IIHF)
  • William M. Jennings Trophy (fewest goals allowed), (shared with Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Vezina Trophy (best goaltender)
  • Ted Lindsay Award (most valuable player, voted by NHL Players Association)
  • Hart Memorial Trophy (most valuable player, voted by Professional Hockey Writer's Association)
  • NHL First All-Star Team (voted by Professional Hockey Writer's Association)
  • Lou Marsh Trophy (Canada's Top Athlete voted by a panel of journalists)
  • Lionel Conacher Award (selected by sportswriters of the Canadian Press)
  • Indspire Award (Sports)
  • 2016 World Cup of Hockey Gold medal

Carey Price and Angela Price Relationship

Carey Price and his wife, Angela Price

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Everything To Know About Angela Price

Married man, Carey Price's wife's name is Angela Price. Their wedding took place on 24th August 2013 in Benton City, Washington which is near Angela's hometown of Kennewick. Carey met Angela for the first time when he was playing with the Tri-City Americans. During an interview, Angela said that the couple was set up on a blind date by her friend, who was dating Carey's roommate at the time. On October 21, 2015, Angela Price confirmed on her blog that they were expecting their first child due the following spring. In 2016, she gave birth to their first daughter named Liv and in December 2018, she gave birth to their second daughter named Millie. In October 2020, she gave birth to their third kid, a son named Lincoln. The couple is happily residing in Kelowna, British Columbia. His sexual orientation is straight.

Carey Price Family

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How much is Carey Price worth?

Professional ice hockey player, Carey Price's net worth is believed to have $13 Million as of 2021. He is considered one of the best goaltenders in the world. As of 2021, the net worth of Carey Price is estimated to have $13 Million. Back in the 2009-2010 season, Montreal Canadiens signed him to a two-year, $5.5 million contract. Then, he re-signed with the Canadiens on a six-year contract worth US$39 million on 2nd July 2012. He reportedly signed a 8 year / $84,000,000 contract, including a $70,000,000 signing bonus, $84,000,000 guaranteed with Montreal Canadiens in 2017. As per his contract, he reportedly earns around $10,500,000 as his yearly salary from Montreal Canadiens. Till now, he has made earnings of more than $62,000,000 from his entire NHL career. His new contract will run through the 2025-2026 season. This made Price the highest-paid goaltender in the 2018-2019 NHL season, surpassing goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. His major source of income comes from his ice hockey career and he is living a lavish lifestyle from his career earnings. 

How tall is Carey Price?

Carey Price stands tall at the height of 6 ft 3 in or 191 cm. His weight consists of 215 lb or 98 Kg or 15 st 5 lb. His body type is athletic. His hair color is black and he has a pair of brown eyes. He has got a healthy body as he is very conscious towards his food intake. His other body measurement details are still a mystery. He frequently does exercise to keep himself fit and fine. 

Did You Know?

  • Carey Price is also considered to be one of the best goaltenders in the world by many colleagues, fans, The Hockey News, and EA Sports.
  • He began his career journey with the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League in 2002.
  • He was drafted fifth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft following his second season with the Tri-City Americans.
  • He won both the Del Wilson Trophy as the top goaltender in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and CHL Goaltender of the Year in his final season of major junior in 2007.
  • His shirt number for Montreal Canadiens is 31.
  • He went undefeated to win his first World Cup of Hockey championship in 2016.