Carey Price to get honorary doctorate from UNBC

Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price will be receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree later this month.

The Habs saying Wednesday, that Price will get his doctorate on May 31 from the University of Northern British Columbia during their 2024 Convocation ceremony at the Prince George campus.

“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.”

Price is from Anaheim Lake, B.C., and has become a beacon for many Canadians, especially those in northern B.C.

Throughout his career Price won many accolades on the ice, including the 2006-07 CHL Goaltender of the Year, a goal medal at the 2007 World Jrs, the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. He also won five NHL awards, including Hart Memorial Trophy in 2015, and the Jean Beliveau Trophy for the 2013-2014 season for his charity work.

Off the ice, Price was honoured with the Northern Star Award as Canada’s top athlete in 2015 and he was an Indspire Award recipient in 2016, being recognized as an Indigenous professional who demonstrated outstanding career achievements.

The 36-year-old is under contract with the Canadiens through the 2025-26 season, but hasn’t played an NHL game since April 29, 2022, due to a debilitating knee injury.

Price still continues to give back to his community through the Carey and Angela Price Foundation, which provides support to youth and youth sports programs.

-With files from the Canadian Press

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