Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wins Lou Marsh Trophy
Carey Price became the first goaltender to win the Lou Marsh Trophy on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. (Perry Mah/Postmedia Network)
The awards just keep coming for Carey Price.
The Montreal Canadiens superstar goaltender is the 2015 winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year.
The award is the fifth major trophy for the brilliant Price, who won the NHL’s Hart Trophy as Most Valuable Player, Vezina as top goaltender and was voted by his fellow teammates as player of the year in hockey.
Price, 28, becomes the ninth hockey player to receive the award and the first since Sidney Crosby won his second Marsh Trophy in 2009. The other NHL players to win: Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, Bobby Clarke, Guy Lafleur and Rocket Richard. No goalie has ever been so honoured before.
In the calendar year, Price won 40 games and lost 21 with a goals against average of 1.96. He had a .933 save percentage in that time and an even strength save percentage of .942.
This season has seen Price limited to just 12 games with a knee injury. He has a 10-2 record this season while missing more than half of Montreal’s games due to injury.
Price beat out an impressive and long list of Canadian athletes including sprinter Andre De Grasse, golfer Brooke Henderson, baseball’s Joey Votto, soccer’s Kadeisha Buchanan and basketball player Kia Nurse.