Carey Price is still holding out hope for a medical “miracle” that will allow him to overcome the knee injury that has prevented him from playing this season, but even if the long-time Montreal Canadiens superstar never plays in the NHL again, his legacy will live on through all the goalies he inspired to play.
From the way he played, to the equipment he chose and some of the innovative ways he wore it, no one moved the needle in the goalie world like Price.
With that in mind, InGoal is celebrating the fifth anniversary of International Goalie Day, a holiday created by one of our own on November 1 in honour of Jacque Plante first donning a mask on that date, with a series of stories featuring the goalies that Price has inspired with his play. It started with Philadelphia Flyers star Carter Hart talking about his experiences emulating and meeting Price and continued with Eric Comrie of the Buffalo Sabres sharing first-hand insights into how Price’s personality impacted his playing style. It’s no surprise Price inspired Canadian goalies, but today we show how his impact also crossed the border with New Hampshire native Casey DeSmith of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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