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Carey Price | Goalie | #31

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 226
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (5) / MON
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The Montreal Canadiens would like to give Carey Price a lighter workload starting next season.
The Canadiens just handed Price an eight-year, $84 million contract so they want to make sure he's in tip-top shape long-term (he's also suffered multiple knee injuries in his career). "I don't believe your starter can play 65 to 70 games a year anymore," said Habs goalie coach Stephane Waite. "It's too tough -- physically and mentally -- and that'll catch up with you in the spring, for sure. That's why a good backup can start 20, 22… even 24 games a year, and give your No. 1 goalie a break while still helping you make the playoffs." Price playing less would means that backup Al Montoya should see more action in 2017-18. Jul 23 - 8:44 PM

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Of the $84 million that Carey Price will be paid in his new eight-year contract, $70 million of it will reportedly come in the form of signing bonuses.

Among other things, that provides Price with some protection in the event of another lockout. The current CBA runs through Sept. 15, 2022, but the NHL and NHLPA both of the option of ending it two years earlier instead. With that in mind, other stars will likely demand deal structures similar to Price over the next few years.
Jul 3 - 4:51 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Carey Price to an eight-year, $84 million extension.

That works out to a $10.5 million annual cap hit. Price still has one season left on his existing six-year, $39 million contract, so this new deal locks him up through the 2025-26 campaign. That means he's inked past his 38th birthday. It's not hard to believe that this extension will weigh on the Canadiens towards the end of the deal in a similar way that Henrik Lundqvist's $8.5 million cap hit is starting to look like an issue now, but this signing is still critical for Montreal. Price is who the Canadiens are built around and if they had been unable to sign him it would have been extremely hard for them to stay competitive. Montreal still needs to find a way to build a serious Cup contender around Price, but at least with this signing they have a foundation on which to build on.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 2 - 2:05 PM

Carey Price is not sure if he will have a contract extension worked out for July 1.

Price said Tuesday that it's possible that there won't be a new deal in place at that time, but he is confident that something will get done. He has one more season left on his contract and then he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. However, it would be shocking if the Canadiens didn't get him locked up to a long-term pact.
Jun 21 - 1:10 PM

Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens will reportedly meet next week to discuss a contract extension.

Price has one year remaining on his current deal at $6.5 million. The Canadiens goalie posted a 2.23 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage during the regular season. Whenever the two sides agree on an extension, expect the cap number to be higher than his current salary.
May 25 - 7:27 PM

Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette argued that the Montreal Canadiens should trade Carey Price.

At the center of his argument is the fact that Montreal hasn't found postseason success in recent years while being centered around Price and major changes may be needed to get Montreal on the path to an eventual Stanley Cup championship. He also argued that Price has never stolen a playoff series, that the NHL is no longer about building around an elite goaltender, and that Price will be 30 in August, so he might see a decline in the latter half of his next contract. Those are fair points, but while Montreal hasn't come close to winning the Cup recently, Price is still one of the best goaltenders in the league. He's someone you can build a championship team around, even if Montreal hasn't been able to yet. That being said, you do have to wonder about his next contract as he will likely want something more lucrative than the seven-year, $59.5 million deal Henrik Lundqvist signed back in 2013. He's worth it now, but that deal might not look as good as Price exits his prime.
May 8 - 9:59 AM

Carey Price would like to sign an extension with the Montreal Canadiens.

"I want to stay here," Price said. "I know we'll figure out a way to make all the pieces fit and bring a championship here." Price is entering the final season of his six-year, $39 million contract, so he can sign an extension this summer. Locking him up will be critical for Montreal as the start netminder is the center of the team after winning the Vezina Trophy in 2015 and being a finalist again this season. The question is how big Price's cap hit will be. Henrik Lundqvist currently has the biggest cap hit of any goaltender at $8.5 million annually and Price can likely command more than that if he chooses to.
Apr 24 - 2:11 PM

The Montreal Canadiens can sign Carey Price to an extension this summer.

Price has one season left on his six-year, $39 million contract. He'll likely get a significant raise after winning the Vezina Trophy in 2015 and being a finalist for the award again this season. After Montreal's first round exit at the hands of the New York Rangers there might be some significant changes this summer, but re-signing Price will still likely be a key item on Montreal's agenda. Price did all he could to keep the Canadiens alive in the first round as he posted a 1.86 GAA and .933 save percentage in six playoff starts.
Apr 23 - 10:13 AM

Carey Price stopped 20 of 22 shots in Montreal's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 6 on Saturday.

Price had a strong series, but Henrik Lundqvist ultimately won the tight goaltending duel and Montreal has been eliminated from the playoffs as a result. Price has fallen to 25-31 in 60 career playoff games.
Apr 22 - 10:58 PM

Carey Price is expected to get the start in Game 6 against the Rangers on Saturday night.

The Canadiens will need a great effort from Price if they want to keep their season alive after tonight. Price has a 1.82 goals-against-average and a .936 save percentage this postseason.
Apr 22 - 10:04 AM

Carey Price allowed three goals on 36 shots in Thursday's 3-2 OT loss to the New York Rangers.

The Canadiens had 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the game, but the Rangers fought back, forced overtime. In the extra frame, Mika Zibanejad buried the overtime winner by Price at the 14:22 mark of the period. Price and his team will now head back on the road for Game 6. Another loss will end their season. Price has a 2-3 record with a 1.82 goals-against-average and a .936 save percentage.
Apr 20 - 11:08 PM

Carey Price will be between the pipes Thursday night versus the New York Rangers.

Price has gone 2-2 in the opening round of the playoffs with a 1.65 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage.
Apr 20 - 4:23 PM

Carey Price allowed two goals on 32 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers.

Price can't be faulted on either goal, as both Jesper Fast and Rick Nash scored from in close. It's the third time in four games that Price allows two goals or less. He has a 2-2 record with a 1.65 goals-against-average and a .942 save percentage. Game 5 will go in Montreal on Thursday night with the series tied 2-2.
Apr 18 - 10:30 PM

Carey Price will start Tuesday night against the New York Rangers.

After losing the first game of the series, Price and the Canadiens have won two in a row versus the Rangeers. The Montreal netminder has a 1.53 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage in the playoffs.
Apr 18 - 2:08 PM

Carey Price was up for the task in Game 3 on Sunday, making 20 stops on 21 shots in the Habs' 3-1 victory.

Price improves to 2-1 in the playoffs with a 1.53 goals against average and .944 save percentage. The 29-year-old outplayed Henrik Lundqvist to grab the series edge heading into Game 4 on Tuesday.
Apr 16 - 10:42 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3Phillip Danault
4Peter Holland
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Artturi Lehkonen
3Andrew Shaw
4Andreas Martinsen
5Charles Hudon
RW1Jonathan Drouin
2Brendan Gallagher
3Ales Hemsky
4Paul Byron
5Torrey Mitchell
D1Shea Weber
2Karl Alzner
3Jeff Petry
4David Schlemko
5Jordie Benn
6Brandon Davidson
7Matt Taormina
8Jakub Jerabek
9Joe Morrow
10Mark Streit
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya