Canadiens agree to one-year contract with goaltender Michael McNiven

Montreal Canadians goalie Michael McNiven stops tipped shot during third period action at the 2015 NHL Rookie Tournament Saturday September 12, 2015 in London, Ontario. (Dave Chidley/CP)

The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael McNiven for a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday.

The deal will see the 23-year-old netminder earn $700,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the AHL.

McNiven played three games with the AHL's Laval Rocket during the 2019-20 season, earning a 3-0-0 record, a 2.33 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. The Winnipeg, Man., native also posted a 9-11-2 record in the ECHL last season with the Adirondack Thunder, Jacksonville Icemen and Norfolk Admirals.

In 58 career AHL games, McNiven has a 20-31-4 record while posting a 2.94 GAA, a .895 save percentage and two shutouts.

McNiven signed an entry-level contract with the Canadiens in 2015 as a free agent.

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