The Canadian | An honorary doctorate for Carey Price

The Canadian | An honorary doctorate for Carey Price
The Canadian | An honorary doctorate for Carey Price

(Prince George) Carey Price will receive an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) for his performances on the ice, but also his involvement in society.


Published at 11:54 a.m.

Updated at 1:03 p.m.

The former Montreal Canadiens goalie will be honored during the graduation ceremony held at the Prince George campus on May 31, the institution announced Wednesday.

Price was born in Anahim Lake, British Columbia.

“By sharing my journey and my experience with the young people of Anahim Lake and the rest of Canada, I hope to highlight the many possibilities and different paths available to them,” said Price, of Ulkatcho/Dakelh descent and Nuxalk.

Receiving this honorary doctorate in law from UNBC was an unexpected opportunity that presented itself to me and an example of the enrichment that comes from being involved in the community.

Carey Price

Still having a contract in force with the Canadian, Price is bothered by a knee injury. The 36-year-old is currently on the team’s long-term injured reserve list and is unlikely to return.

He played his last game in the National Hockey League on April 29, 2022 and received the Bill Masterton Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to his team. sport, at the end of the campaign.

Drafted fifth overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Price had a career record of 361-261-79, a 2.51 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. He won the Vezina and Hart Trophies in 2015, as goaltender and MVP respectively.

He also won the Calder Cup in the American League and the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.

Price is also involved with youth sports programs in his community through the Carey and Angela Price Foundation.

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