Washington Capitals
Jim Carey
JimCarey
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
CATCHES: Left
WEIGHT: 205
BIRTHDATE: 05/31/1974
BIRTHPLACE: Dorchester, MA, USA
DRAFTED: WSH: 1992-32 overall
AWARDS:
Vezina Trophy (1)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1993) WCHA Rookie of the Year (1993) AHL First All-Star Team (1995) Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1995) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (Outstanding Goaltender AHL) (1995) NHL All-Rookie Team (1995) NHL First All-Star Team (1996) Vezina Trophy (1996) Traded to Boston by Washington with Anson Carter, Jason Allison and Washington's 3rd round choice (Lee Goren) in 1997 Entry Draft for Bill Ranford, Adam Oates and Rick Tocchet, March 1, 1997. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, March 1, 1999.
Jim Carey's father was an all-American high school football player and his brother was in the Baltimore Orioles system, and when Jim was young he played forward, not goal. When he got to the NHL he went undefeated in his first seven games, in 1994-95 with Washington, the team that had drafted him 32nd overall in 1992.

He played 71 games the following year, won the Vezina Trophy, and set innumerable team records. The next fall he was backup to Mike Richter on Team USA's entry in the 1996 World Cup. But he was traded to Boston in a monster deal the following season. Carey signed as a free agent with St. Louis on March 1, 1999 and played four games for the Blues.