After being kept off of the official All Star voting list Carey Price clearly has the support of his fans. Price currently leads all goaltenders in votes with a whopping 71,199 write-in votes. There was lots of confusion when Price’s name was not included alongside of teammates Michael Cammalleri, Brian Gionta and Andrei Markov. After a shaky start in the preseason Price told the Habs nation to relax, he said this with a certain look in his eyes that made you want to believe him. With a record of 12-7-1 including 4 shutouts, Price is backing up his words as he has clearly been the Habs best player in this early season. Statistics do not lie and the fans are doing their best to right this wrong.
Price, 23, selected fifth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Entry draft, is no stranger to all star games. In 2004-2005, he was named to the first WHL All Star team. In addition, in 2009, he was voted in as the starting goalie for the Eastern Conference in the NHL All Star game which took place in Montreal. In front of his home-town crowd, Price allowed 2 goals on 11 shots in a high scoring game won 12-11 by the Western Conference.