Paul Carey
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Paul Carey


Boston Massachusetts

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5th round (135th overall), 2007


190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D


2007-08: In his first USHL season, Paul Carey joined up with the Indiana Ice for 60 games, netting 34 goals (2nd in USHL) and 66 points (5th in USHL), along with 32 penalty minutes. On top of being named to the USHL All-Rookie Team, he received a USHL All-Star Second Team nod for his impressive freshman campaign with the Ice.

2008-09: Carey’s freshman season with Boston College resulted in five goals and nine points through 24 games.

2009-10: Carey skated in 41 of 42 games for NCAA champion Boston College as a sophomore. After finishing second in Hockey East in the regular season, the Eagles cruised through the Hockey East and NCAA tournaments and Carey was +7 with 9 goals and 21 assists playing primarily on a line with freshmen Pat Mullane and Steven Whitney.

2010-11: Carey skated in all but one game for Boston College as a junior as the Eagles finished first in Hockey East and captured the league's playoff title before being stunned by Colorado College in their first NCAA tournament game. Carey scored 13 goals with 13 assists and was +17 with 18 PMs in 37 games for the Eagles. Five of his 13 goals were scored on the power play.

2011-12: Carey made his pro hockey debut with Colorado's AHL affiliate Lake Erie after winning a national championship with Boston College in his senior season. He had no points and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in two April games with the Monsters, who finished one point out of a playoff spot in the AHL's Western Conference. Carey was the fourth-leading goal scorer for Boston College, scoring 18 goals with 12 assists in 44 games, and was plus-2 with 29 penalty minutes. Boston College won its final 19 games – winning the Hockey East regular season and playoff championships – and defeated Ferris State, 4-1 in the Frozen Four Championship game. Carey was named to the Frozen Four all-tournament team. He signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Avalanche in April 2012.

2012-13: Carey skated in 72 games for Lake Erie in the AHL in his first pro season. His 19 goals tied him with Michael Sgarbossa for third-most for the Monsters and he also had 22 assists; finishing the year +2 with 29 penalty minutes. Lake Erie finished third in the North Division but missed the AHL playoffs.


Talent Analysis

A slick stickhandler who is quick to join the rush, Carey has all of the attributes of a skilled offensive player but has yet to consistently produce at the collegiate level.



Carey is currently in his second full season with the Lake Erie Monsters. He was able to help contribute offensively last year and finished fourth in team scoring. The coaching staff will look to him to up his offensive game. He provides the Avalanche with an excellent big body to call up.


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