$39-million dollar Cowboy
Carey Price won't be buying a new horse in the coming days to celebrate his newfound fortune, but he's already roped a remarkable deal, the richest ever signed by a Canadiens goalie.
Thd $39-million dollar, 6-year contract extension puts the annual cap hit at even more than Stanley Cup champ Jonathon Quick's $5.8/season over 10 years.
Price says he hopes to win a few Stanley Cups during the 6 year term that matches his good friend and shot-blocking D-man Josh Gorges, by the time the deal is done and he's negotiating his next contract.
Price will be returning to the ice soon in Kelowna (Gorges' offseason home) and is pleased that he's post-concussion symptom free after some heavy off-ice workouts.
Listen to Carey on his newest teammates, the power of the number 6 on his future, and how easy it was to get a deal done.
Price put in a character reference for goalie coach Pierre Groulx with new head coach Michel Therrien and says "PG" is "awesome" and has become a friend on and off the ice.