Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price to Receive Honorary Doctorate from UNBC

Carey Price honorary doctorate UNBC

Carey Price, the goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, is set to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) later this month. The announcement came from the Habs on Wednesday, revealing that Price will be bestowed with this honor during UNBC’s 2024 Convocation ceremony at the Prince George campus on May 31.

Hailing from Anaheim Lake, B.C., Price, who is of Ulkatcho/Southern Dakelh and Nuxalk First Nations descent, has become a source of inspiration for many Canadians, particularly those in northern B.C. Reflecting on his journey, Price expressed his desire to illuminate the diverse pathways available to young people, both in his hometown and across the nation.

The 36-year-old goaltender has garnered numerous accolades throughout his illustrious career, including being named the CHL Goaltender of the Year in 2006-07, clinching a gold medal at the 2007 World Juniors, and securing victories at the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Additionally, he has received five NHL awards, notably the prestigious Hart Memorial Trophy in 2015 and the Jean Beliveau Trophy in 2013-2014 for his philanthropic endeavors.

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Despite being sidelined from NHL action since April 29, 2022, due to a significant knee injury, Price remains committed to giving back to his community through the Carey and Angela Price Foundation. This organization offers support to youth and youth sports programs, embodying Price’s ongoing dedication to making a positive impact off the ice.

While Price is currently under contract with the Canadiens until the 2025-26 season, his contributions both on and off the ice continue to resonate deeply with fans and admirers alike.

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