Paul Carey (ice hockey)
September 24, 1988 |
Weymouth, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL Draft||135th overall, 2007
Paul Charles Carey (born September 24, 1988 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is an American ice hockey center currently playing for the under contract to the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. He made his NHL debut with the Avalanche in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on March 12.
Carey was assigned to the Lake Erie Monsters to begin the 2014–15 season. Amongst the top offensive producers on the Monsters, Carey was recalled by the Avalanche on multiple occasions and on February 15, 2015, in his 17th career game he recorded his first NHL point, an assist, in a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. On March 2, 2015, Carey was traded by the Avalanche along with Maxime Talbot to his hometown team, the Boston Bruins, in exchange for Jordan Caron and a 6th-round draft pick in 2016.
On July 8, 2015, Carey signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||43||13||14||27||16||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Second All-Star Team||2008|||
|NCAA All-Tournament Team||2012|||
Carey is engaged to Boston Breakers and United States women's national soccer team player Kristie Mewis. The couple met while they both attended Boston College. Two former teammates, Chris Venti and Brooks Dyroff, are reported to be the best men.
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