His wife Angela described his return to "normal life" after the Stanley Cup Final.
Carey Price's wife Angela says her Montreal Canadiens goalie husband was so focused during the playoffs that he moved into their basement.
MTL Blog spoke to Angela on Friday, July 16 to chat about the aftermath of the Stanley Cup playoffs, as well as the couple's partnership with Amazon and the Breakfast Club of Canada to surprise a local hero with a free home makeover.
How is Carey Price doing after the Stanley Cup Playoffs?
"We're still coming down from that high and trying to find the new normal of life with Carey back," Angela Price said on Friday.
She said Carey was a bit "shell-shocked" upon his return. He had even moved into the basement during the playoffs.
"We tried to let him do his thing during playoffs and he moved to the basement, but now he's back to the early morning wake-ups with me."
"We didn't see him much during the playoffs, so the kids are adjusting to having him back, which is very nice."
What did the Prices think of Montreal Canadiens fans' reactions?
Angela Price also described "a whole new level of support" from fans during the playoffs.
"It's no secret that the fans can be a little rough with the hockey and the guys, and there was just nothing but support," she said.
"I don't think I saw one negative comment when we lost in the finals."
She recounted how one neighbour would stay up late to support them.
"He was out on his porch at midnight, 1:00 a.m. when we were driving home, and even after every loss, he was still there to wave and cheer us on. And that kind of support, it was something really cool to see, and it was really special."
What did the Prices do to surprise a Montreal hero?
The Prices teamed up with Amazon and the Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC), an organization that provides meals to food-insecure students, to carry out a surprise makeover of the home of LaSalle student monitor and BCC volunteer Heather Sim.
Photos shared with MTL Blog show the before and after. Local designer Camille Charland Perez led the project.
Courtesy of Amazon Canada
Sim even got to virtually meet the Prices.
"I am blown away that I was selected for this surprise! As someone who likes things to be simple, and really has a minimal eye for design, this is more than I could have wished for," Sim said in a statement.
"I am overwhelmed with not only the makeover, but also being able to virtually meet my favourite Montreal Canadien, Carey Price. I will remember and cherish this experience every time I look at my newly decorated spaces!"
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