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Carey Price, B.C.-born NHLer, Wins Lou Marsh Trophy

12/15/2015 06:57 EST | Updated 12/16/2015 12:59 EST

TORONTO — Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has made history again.

Price became the first hockey goaltender to win the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete on Tuesday.

Price hit career highs with 44 wins with a 1.96 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage for Montreal in the 2014-15 season.

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Carey Price speaks to the media after winning the Lou Marsh Trophy on Tuesday. (Photo: Ryan Remiorz/CP)

He also won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender, the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player as voted by the Professional Hockey Writer's Association and earned the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL MVP as judged by his fellow players. He also shared the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed with Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Price's 44 wins set a record for most in a season by a Canadiens goaltender and was tied for fifth with six other players for most in a season.

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Carey Price waves to the crowd after a Montreal Canadiens game. (Photo: Montreal Canadiens/Facebook)

The 28 year old from Anahim Lake, B.C., is only the second player in the storied history of the Canadiens franchise to win four NHL awards in one season.

The Lou Marsh award is selected annually by a panel of sports journalists from across Canada and is named after the former Toronto Star sports editor. It's been awarded every year since 1936 — save for a stretch from 1942-44 — with a hockey player winning 13 times.

Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries won the award in 2014.

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