Carey Price

Posted: January 14, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Montreal Canadiens
 

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The Good: Price has tremendous agility and reflexes and those attributes serve as the foundation for his game. Not only is he able to read and react quickly, but he is also able to steer rebounds into the corners with relative ease. Playing a butterfly style, Price is excellent at taking away the lower portion of the net, and relies on his quick hands to cover the upper portion.  Beyond his prodigious physical skills, Price’s strongest asset may be his mental make-up. The young goaltender is calm to the point of appearing aloof or dispassionate. But it is that ability to avoid the highs and lows of the position that allow him to remain focused on the game itself. He is technically strong and always plays in control., and has a huge frame and covers a ton of net. He rarely ever appears rattled in the cage, but can get angry on occasion. He reads the play and follows the puck exceptionally well, and can play the puck quite well, except behind his net. One of the leagues top goaltenders.  He is a proven winner, winning a Calder Cup, AHL playoff MVP and World Junior championship all in the same year, 2007.

The Bad: He could stand to be more fiery at times, but that’s just not in his makeup. He occasionally makes mistakes behind the net, so its better for him to just leave it to his defenseman. He has yet to prove himself in the playoffs.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season


Season Team League GP W L T/OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2002–03 Tri-City Americans WHL     1 0 0 0 20 2 0 6.00 .857
2003–04 Tri-City Americans WHL 28 8 9 3 1363 54 1 2.38 .915
2004–05 Tri-City Americans WHL    63 24 31 8 3712 145 8 2.34 .920
2005–06 Tri-City Americans WHL 55 21 25 6 3072 147 3 2.87 .906
2006–07 Tri-City Americans WHL    46 30 13 1 2722 111 3 2.45 .917
2006–07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 2 1 1 0 117 3 0 1.53 .949
2007–08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL    10 6 4 0 581 26 1 2.69 .896
2007–08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 24 12 3 2413 103 3 2.56 .920
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 52 23 16 10 3036 143 1 2.83 .905
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 13 20 5 2358 109 0 2.77 .912
2010–11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 72 38 28 6 4206 165 8 2.35 .923
NHL totals 206 98 76 24 12013 520 12 2.60 .916
AHL totals 12 7 5 0 698 29 1 2.49 .906
WHL totals 193 83 78 18 10889 459 15 2.53 .914

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004 Tri-City Americans WHL 8 5 2 1 470 19 0 2.43 .906
2005 Tri-City Americans WHL 5 1 3 1 325 12 0 2.22 .937
2006 Tri-City Americans WHL 5 1 3 1 302 12 0 2.39 .896
2007 Tri-City Americans WHL 6 2 4 0 348 17 0 2.93 .911
2007 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 22 15 6 0 1314 45 2 2.06 .936
2008 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 5 6 0 648 30 2 2.78 .901
2009 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 4 0 219 15 0 4.11 .878
2010 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 1 0 135 8 0 3.56 .890
2011 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 3 4 3 455 16 1 2.11 .934
NHL totals 26 8 15 3 1457 69 3 2.84 .907
AHL totals 22 15 6 0 1314 45 2 2.06 .936
WHL totals 24 9 12 3 1445 60 0 2.49 .914
GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 MONTREAL
ON PACE 71 28 30 13 4347 3 177 2046 2.45 .913

Drafted: 5th overall, 2005
Montreal Canadiens

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