Price's trip to the AHL finals
Price stole the starting job from Yann Danis and Philippe Sauve after playing in two of the final three regular-season games for the Bulldogs.
In his first playoff game, Price stopped all 34 shots he faced for a 2-0 shutout win against Rochester.
Since then, he has maintained a 2.13 goals-against average to help sixth-seeded Hamilton upset No. 2-ranked Manitoba and No. 3-ranked Chicago. They meet the Hershey Bears in the final starting tonight in Hershey, Pa.
I recall being skeptical when Price was picked fifth overall in 2005, but he's certainly shown he deserved that placement so far.