Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Carey
He's not the Cable Guy or Ace Ventura, and his Mask isn't made of rubber. His Carey has one "R" and his fame has been as fleeting as the actors is enduring.

Carey's father was an all-American high school football player and his brother was in the Baltimore Orioles system, and when Jim was young he played forward, not goal. When he got to the NHL he went undefeated in his first seven games, in 1994-95 with Washington, the team that had drafted him 32nd overall in 1992.

He played 71 games the following year, won the Vezina Trophy, and set innumerable team records. The next fall he was backup to Mike Richter on Team USA's entry in the 1996 World Cup. But when he was traded to Boston in a monster deal, he left his skills behind. A year later, he was in the minors pulling in an NHL $2.5 million a season. Carey signed as a free agent with St. Louis on March 1, 1999 and played four games for the Blues, his last pro games anywhere.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1989-90 Boston College H.S. Eagles High-MA 20 12 0 0 0 1.00
1990-91 Catholic Memorial Knights High-MA 14 14 0 0 6 1.66
1991-92 Catholic Memorial Knights High-MA 21 19 2 0 8 1.63
1992-93 University of Wisconsin WCHA 26 15 8 1 1 3.07
1992-93 United States WJC-A 4 2 2 0 0 3.50
1993-94 University of Wisconsin WCHA 40 24 13 1 1 3.04
1994-95 Portland Pirates AHL 55 30 14 11 6 2.76
1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL 28 18 6 3 4 2.13 7 2 4 0 4.19
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 71 35 24 9 9 2.26 3 0 1 0 6.19
1996-97 United States W-Cup
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 40 17 18 3 1 2.75
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 19 5 13 0 0 3.82
1997-98 Boston Bruins NHL 10 3 2 1 2 2.90
1997-98 Providence Bruins AHL 10 2 7 1 0 3.97
1998-99 Providence Bruins AHL 30 17 8 3 3 2.33
1998-99 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 2 1 0 1 0 1.00
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 1 2 0 0 3.86
NHL Totals 172 79 65 16 16 2.58 10 2 5 0 4.61


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1993)
WCHA Rookie of the Year (1993)
AHL First All-Star Team (1995)
Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year - AHL) (1995)
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (Outstanding Goaltender - AHL) (1995)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1995)
NHL First All-Star Team (1996)
Vezina Trophy (1996)
Traded to Boston by Washington with Anson Carter, Jason Allison and Washington's 3rd round choice (Lee Goren) in 1997 Entry Draft for Bill Ranford, Adam Oates and Rick Tocchet, March 1, 1997. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, March 1, 1999.