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Carey Price named Vezina Trophy finalist

The 29-year-old netminder previously claimed the award presented to the NHL's top goaltender in 2015

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

NEW YORK - Carey Price was named one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy on Saturday.

The award is presented to "the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at this position as voted by the general managers of all NHL clubs."

Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals were also named finalists for the award, which will be handed out at the NHL Awards on June 21 in Las Vegas.

A second-time Vezina Trophy finalist, Price previously claimed the award in 2015, besting Nashville's Pekka Rinne and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk for the honor. He also claimed the Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award and William M. Jennings Trophy after leading the NHL with 44 wins, a 1.96 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in 2014-15.

The 29-year-old netminder compiled a 37-20-5 record in 62 appearances between the pipes during the 2016-17 regular-season campaign. He finished the year tied for fourth in the League in wins, and tied for sixth in both goals-against average (2.23) and save percentage (.923), while also posting three shutouts.

If the 10-year NHL veteran secures the award again, he would become the ninth goaltender in franchise history to win it more than once, joining Jacques Plante (6), Bill Durnan (6), Ken Dryden (5), Michel Larocque (4), George Hainsworth (3), Patrick Roy (3), Charlie Hodge (2) and Lorne Worsley (2).

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