Paul Carey (ice hockey)

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Paul Carey
Born (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 25)
Weymouth, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft 135th overall, 2007
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2012–present

Paul Carey (born September 24, 1988 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is an American ice hockey center currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th Round, 135th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Carey played in the United States Hockey League with the Indiana Ice in the 2007–08 season and was a Rookie of the year finalist, before committing to play for the Boston College Eagles of the Hockey East in his freshman year in the 2008–09 season.[1]

After capturing his first national title with the Eagles in his sophomore year, Carey repeated the feat in his senior year in 2012, scoring the championship winning goal against Ferris State University and earning selection to the Frozen Four All-Tournament team.[2] Carey was subsequently signed by the Avalanche to a two-year entry level contract on April 11, 2012. He was immediately assigned on an amateur try-out to begin his professional career and finish the duration of the season with AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.[3] He made his professional debut in a 5-3 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs on April 13, 2012.

In his first full professional season in 2012–13, Carey was an offensive contributor for the Monsters. After scoring his first professional goal and point against the Oklahoma City Barons, on October 13, 2012, Carey played in 72 games to finish fourth amongst Lake Erie players with 19 goals and 41 points. During the season, Carey accounted for the teams longest individual point scoring streak at 8 games.[4]

During the following 2013–14 season, despite a dip in his offensive numbers, Carey received his first NHL recall by the injury depleted Avalanche on March 11, 2014.[5][6] He made his NHL debut with the Avalanche in a 3-2 victory over defending Champions the Chicago Blackhawks on March 12.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Indiana Ice USHL 60 34 32 66 32 4 1 2 3 2
2008–09 Boston College HE 24 5 4 9 8
2009–10 Boston College HE 41 9 12 21 29
2010–11 Boston College HE 38 13 13 26 18
2011–12 Boston College HE 44 18 12 30 30
2011–12 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 72 19 22 41 29
2013–14 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 54 8 13 21 42
2013–14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 12 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 12 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
USHL
Second All-Star Team 2008 [8]
All-Rookie Team 2008 [9]
College
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2012 [2]

Personal life[edit]

Carey is engaged to Boston Breakers and United States women's national soccer team player Kristie Mewis.[10] The couple met while they both attended Boston College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USHL announces finalists for League Awards". United States Hockey League. 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Avalanche sign Boston College forward Paul Carey". Denver Post. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Avalanche signs Carey". Colorado Avalanche. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  4. ^ "By the numbers: Paul Carey". Lake Erie Monsters. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  5. ^ "'Avalanche way' In place for times like this". Colorado Avalanche. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Avs brass networking future". Denver Post. 2013-03-11. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  7. ^ "Varlamov notches 100th NHL win, Avs edge Blackhawks". CBS Sports. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Player Bio - Paul Carey". Boston College Eagles. 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  9. ^ "Paul Carey Biography". Hockeysfuture.com. 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  10. ^ "Kristie Mewie Twiiter". Twitter. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 

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