Carey Price finishes third in Vezina Trophy voting
The Habs netminder is back on form after a lengthy absence a year ago.
The winner has been announced for the Vezina Trophy, with the award going to Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.
For the second time in his career, Sergei Bobrovsky of @BlueJacketsNHL is the Vezina Trophy winner. #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/Xf4UYPQRMx— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 22, 2017
The result isn’t surprising given his great performance in the 2016-17 season, leading the league in save percentage (.931) and goals-against average. (2.06).
Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals was the runner-up.
Named as one of the three finalists, Carey Price finished in third place in the voting. He didn’t post the numbers you’d normally expect from the former league MVP, but did rebound from a relatively poor middle third of the season to finish the year in top form.
The knee injury that held him out for a significant portion of the 2015-16 season seems to be healed, as he didn’t miss any time due to injury, only sitting out a few games at the beginning of the year with an illness. He seems to be back to the Carey Price of old, meaning Canadiens fans can go into the next season with more peace of mind than they had one year ago.
Everybody owes Carey Price a steak dinner: pic.twitter.com/tn92kG0Xng— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) February 22, 2017