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.
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's defensive game and play without the puck leave much to be desired, and could hold him back from cracking the professional ranks.