Olympic champion Carey Price wins 2015 Lou Marsh award

Olympic champion Carey Price has been awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as the top Canadian athlete of 2015.

According to the Toronto Star, Price – a National Hockey League goaltender for the storied Montreal Canadiens – beat out fellow Olympian and world champion high jumper Derek Drouin among other top athletes in a close vote.

Carey Price at Sochi 2014.

Carey Price at Sochi 2014.

This marks the second consecutive year that an Olympic gold medallist won the Lou Marsh Trophy. Kaillie Humphries grabbed the honour in 2014 for a year that included repeating as Olympic bobsleigh champion and breaking a gender barrier in her sport.

Since goaltending Canada to Sochi 2014 Olympic ice hockey gold, Price established himself as the best player in the NHL winning the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player.