Canadiens' Carey Price Likely Retiring After Season

It appears as though the great career of Carey Price is coming to an end and he has played his last game in the NHL. Carey's wife, Angela Price, revealed that their family will be moving back to British Columbia after the season, meaning Price won't be playing next season. They are also selling their house in Montreal.

Price still has three years remaining on his deal, so all signs point to him announcing his retirement by the end of the 2022-23 season. He has had an amazing career that is going to end without a Stanley Cup, placing him among the best netminders not to win.

Price was drafted fifth overall in 2005 and has spent his entire career with the Montreal Canadiens. He played in 15 seasons including just five games in 2021-22 where he was Awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for showing qualities of perseverance and sportsmanship. That was the final of five trophies he earned in his NHL career. Price also won the Hart Trophy, Vezina Trophy, William M. Jennings trophy, and Ted Lindsay Award, all in his incredible 2014-15 season.

The Canadiens' franchise goaltender is set to end his career with the 22nd most wins in NHL history at 361. He will also finish with a career 2.51 goals against average, .917 save percentage, 49 shutouts, 110.8 goals saved above average, and 13 assists.

Though Price never won a Stanley Cup, he did post a .919 career playoff SV% and was a major part in why the Canadiens made it to the final in 2020-21. The Canadiens can now look to move forward and find their next franchise goalie. They've been fortunate over the years to have multiple.

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