New York Islanders defenceman Zdeno Chara and Philadelphia Flyers forward Kevin Hayes are the other finalists who were announced Monday by the NHL. The award is voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
Price had knee surgery last July to repair a torn meniscus and then entered the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program in early October to deal with substance-use issues. He missed the first 74 games of the season while recovering from the knee surgery and made his season debut on April 15.
Price only played five games this season, posting a 1-4 record with a 3.63 goals-against average and an .878 save percentage.