Former Canadiens doctor shares what ended Carey Price's career

Published November 10, 2023 at 11:03
BY COOPER GODIN
It's been well over a year now since Carey Price last suited up for a game for the Montreal Canadiens and recently, former Habs team doctor David Mulder shared what caused the future Hall-of-Famer's career to end early.

Mulder said that Price had a meniscus injury and during the operation in New York to fix it, the doctors found that his femur had lost all cartilage.

"He had a meniscus injury so we sent him to New York for an operation and during it, the surgeon found that the femur had lost all of its cartilage. It was a surprise and that's what ended his career." Mulder said.

Price, 36, underwent that surgery following the 2021 Stanley Cup Final and worked his way back to the Canadiens line-up later on in the 2021-22 season, appearing in five games where he went 1-4-0 with a 3.63 goals against average and an .878 save percentage.


Throughout his career, Price cemented himself as one of the best goaltenders in the National Hockey League, as well as one of the best in the history of the Montreal Canadiens, up there with the likes of Patrick Roy, Ken Dryden, Jacques Plante, among others. Price's 361 wins are the most by any goaltender in Montreal Canadiens history and there are many fans that would like to see his number 31 retired by the team.

With Price's playing days likely behind him now, despite being under contract with the Canadiens until after the 2025-26 campaign, he should be considered for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame as early as 2025, given that would be three years after playing his final game.

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