If you didn’t already think Carey Price is one of the coolest guys out there, this should totally convince you.
Price is the goalie for the Montreal Canadiens and won the Vezina Trophy on June 24 in Las Vegas at the 2015 National Hockey League (NHL) Awards. The Vezina Trophy is awarded to the NHL’s top goalie at the end of every hockey season and Price took the opportunity to speak about something near and dear to his heart during his emotional acceptance speech.
Price, who is from the Ulkatcho First Nation in northern B.C., thanked his teammates and gave a shout out to all Indigenous youth to follow their dreams.
He said, “I would like to take a moment to encourage First Nations youth… I made it here because I wasn't discouraged. I worked hard to get here, took advantage of every opportunity that I had. And I would really like to encourage First Nations youth to be leaders in their communities. Be proud of your heritage, and don't be discouraged from the improbable.”
If you were to take Carey’s advice today what would you do to be a leader in your community?