Carey Price getting help for alcoholism was a way to lead by example — especially for Indigenous youth – Cult MTL

October 26, 2022

“Substance abuse has been a very big issue in First Nations communities. I’ve had friends and family that have passed away from it. So I could’ve done this privately — nobody ever would have known about it. But I wanted to be able to show it’s okay to ask for help.”

As a multiple award-winning Montreal Canadiens goalie as well as an Olympic medallist, Carey Price cemented his status as a sports role model years ago. Having achieved that level of success while never forgetting his rural B.C. roots and First Nations heritage, and giving back to Indigenous communities via a number of charitable endeavours, has earned him a special stature among Indigenous fans.

In a press conference on Monday, where Price provided a health update and spoke about the fact that his career seems to be winding down, he was asked about his legacy and what he means to Indigenous youth.

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