Carey Price was born August 16, 1987 in Anahim Lake, British Columbia. The first round, fifth overall selection by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Price honed his skills in the Western Hockey League with the Tri-City Americans.
An agile and mild-mannered netminder, Price became a regular in the Tri-City Americans crease during the 2004-05 regular season. He posted a 24-31-8 record that season and quickly became one of the league's top goaltenders. After being drafted by the Canadiens in 2005, Price struggled through his 2005-06 campaign but quickly rebounded in 2006-07. That season, Price registered a 30-13-1 record with Tri-City and was named the CHL's goaltender of the year. Following his club's playoff exit, Price was signed by the Habs and joined the club's AHL affiliate in Hamilton for their playoff run. He played a pair of regular season games with the Hamilton Bulldogs before leading the team all the way to a Calder Cup Championship, posting a 15-6 record with a sparkling 2.06 GAA and a .936 save percentage.
On the international stage, Carey Price backstopped Team Canada to gold during the 2006-07 World Junior Championships.
In 2007-08, Price made his NHL debut with the club that had originally drafted him back in 2005. In his rookie year with the club, he led all rookie NHL netminders with 24 wins and was voted onto the NHL All-Rookie Team. Although the Habs were unexpectedly knocked out of the playoffs that season, Price and the club finished on top of the Eastern Conference.
Price would emerge as Montreal's unquestioned number one goaltender during the 2010-11 campaign. He would appear in 72 games for the club, posting 38 wins to go along with a sparkling goals against average of 2.35.
The 2011-12 season would be more of the same for Price. He would continue to shine in the Canadiens' goal, recording a goals against average of 2.43. For his efforts he would appear in the NHL All-Star game for the second time in his career.
In 2014 Price was called upon to represent his country once again. This time at the Olympic Winter Games held in Sochi, Russia. He would backstop the Canadian to their second consecutive gold medal as the team went undefeated during tournament play.
The 2014-15 season was a coming out party for Carey Price as he proved his worth as a super star in the league. That season he posted a 44-16-6 record with a goals against average of 1.96 and a save percentage of .933 over the course of 66 games. This would be good enough to be awarded the Hart Trophy as most valuable player, the Ted Lindsay Award as most valuable player voted by the players, the Vezina Trophy as best goaltender and share the William M. Jennings Trophy with Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks for the fewest goals allowed.
As well, Price was named to the NHL First All-Star team and won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete of the year.