Canadiens sign goaltender Cayden Primeau to entry-level contract


United States goalie Cayden Primeau warms up prior to IIHF world junior semifinal hockey action. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Cayden Primeau to a three-year, entry-level contract that will begin in the 2019-20 season.

Primeau will join the AHL’s Laval Rocket for the remainder of the season on a professional tryout.

A seventh-round pick by the Canadiens in 2017, Primeau completed his second season with Northeastern University when the Huskies lost 5-1 to Cornell on Saturday.

In 35 games this season, the 19-year-old posted a 25-9-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against average and .936 save percentage.

A native of Voorhees, N.J., Primeau also made five starts for the United States at the 2019 world juniors, helping the team win a silver medal.

The prospect is the son of former Philadelphia Flyers captain Keith Primeau.

March 31, 2019


Cayden Primeau

Montreal Canadiens
3 yrs
Entry-Level Deal

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