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Official statement from the Habs on Carey Price: he will be honored

Published May 15, 2024 at 2:38 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
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It's undeniable that with the career he had in Montreal, Carey deserves special honors when he announces his retirement. Many even believe that his number should be retired.

Opinions are plentiful on the subject, but it's true that he has achieved great things. Few goalies have won everything possible in a career, except for the Stanley Cup.

All that Carey is missing is a Stanley Cup. He came within three wins of achieving it in 2021.

Well-Deserved Honor




Carey will receive a well-deserved symbolic honor, which was highlighted by the Canadiens. Besides his on-ice performances, he has always been very involved with youth, and this will be recognized on May 31.

"Carey Price will receive an honorary doctorate

PRINCE GEORGE – Carey Price, a world-renowned goaltender, role model for Indigenous youth, and philanthropist, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Northern British Columbia during the 2024 Convocation ceremony at the Prince George campus on May 31.

Price has an impressive list of achievements both on and off the ice. From a childhood spent in his home community of Anahim Lake through to his career as an award-winning goaltender for the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens and beyond, Price has inspired countless Canadians, fostered empowering community connections and become known for his tireless charitable efforts throughout northern B.C. and across the country. [...]

When the Canadiens presented Price with the Jean Beliveau Trophy for the 2013-2014 season in recognition of his charity work and community involvement, he acknowledged his wife Angela's contributions and leadership in their joint efforts to leverage and support positive change.

Price continues to actively make a difference in the lives of others, providing support to youth and youth sports programs in the region surrounding his home community through the Carey and Angela Price Foundation. He is a caring and engaging role model for Indigenous youth, encouraging them to be leaders and change agents."

- Montreal Canadiens

It's truly a beautiful honor for a man who has given so much of his time to good causes. Carey commented on the situation with great humility.

«In sharing my journey and experiences with young people in Anahim Lake and across the country, I want to shine a light on all the possibilities and pathways open to them,» says Price, who is of Ulkatcho/Southern Dakelh and Nuxalk First Nations heritage. «Receiving this honorary Doctor of Laws degree from UNBC is an example of the unexpected opportunities that arise and fulfilling ways that community service gives back to you.»

- Carey Price

There's a tendency to believe that when he announces his retirement from professional hockey, Carey will instantly have a job with the Canadiens, but what's important to know is that many doors will be open to him across Canada.

He has truly been an inspiration to many people, and he still is. A big congratulations to Carey and Angela, without whom none of this would be possible.

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