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Sports Canadiens recall top goalie prospect Cayden Primeau from AHL

09:45  03 december  2019
09:45  03 december  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Canadiens seek a spark with promotions of goalie Primeau, forward Peca

  Canadiens seek a spark with promotions of goalie Primeau, forward Peca Goalie Cayden Primeau will be in a Canadiens uniform Tuesday when they play the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio). It seems unlikely Primeau will get the start ahead of Carey Price, but the 20-year-old will suit up for his first NHL game after he was called up from the AHL’s Laval Rocket Monday afternoon, along with forward Matthew Peca. Earlier in the day, the Canadiens placed backup goalie Keith Kinkaid on NHL waivers. If Kinkaid clears waivers at noon Tuesday, he will report to the Rocket. © Pierre Obendrauf Goalie Cayden Primeau stops shot by William Pelletier during Laval Rocket practice on Sept. 25, 2019.

BROSSARD - The Canadiens recalled goaltender Cayden Primeau and forward Matthew Peca from the AHL 's Laval Rocket on Monday afternoon. A product of Northeastern University (NCAA), Primeau won the Mike Richter Award last season as the top goaltender in the collegiate ranks south

Cayden Primeau (born August 11, 1999) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing with the Laval Rocket in the American Hockey League ( AHL )

  Canadiens recall top goalie prospect Cayden Primeau from AHL © Richard T Gagnon / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The Montreal Canadiens recalled goaltender Cayden Primeau from the AHL's Laval Rocket on Monday, the club announced.

Backup netminder Keith Kinkaid was placed on waivers earlier Monday after posting a .875 save percentage and 4.24 goals-against average over six games.

Primeau, whose father Keith played 15 seasons in the NHL, is Montreal's top goalie prospect. He's risen through the ranks after the Canadiens drafted him in the seventh round - 199th overall - in 2017.

Following his draft year, Primeau played two seasons at Northeastern University, winning the Mike Richter Award as the nation's top goaltender after posting a .933 save percentage over 36 games in 2018-19. He turned pro this season with the Rocket and registered a .910 save percentage in 12 contests.

Canadiens call up defenceman Otto Leskinen from Laval Rocket

  Canadiens call up defenceman Otto Leskinen from Laval Rocket Canadiens coach Claude Julien gave his players the day off Wednesday after ending an eight-game winless streak with a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens did make a couple of roster moves Wednesday, sending defenceman Gustav Olofsson down to the AHL’s Laval Rocket and then calling up defenceman Otto Leskinen.

Laval Rocket goaltender, Cayden Primeau , describes adapting to the pros and his objectives for the season.

Cayden Primeau takes part in the Montreal Canadiens ’ development camp at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on June 26, 2019. Primeau won the Mike Richter Award this past season as the best goalie in NCAA Division I hockey after posting a 25-10-1 record with a 2.09 goals-against average

The Athletic's Corey Pronman had Primeau ranked as his fourth-best goalie prospect in the NHL entering the 2019-20 campaign.

Although Primeau is just 20 years old, he could potentially help take the burden off a struggling Carey Price amid Montreal's eight-game losing streak.

Additionally, forward Matthew Peca was also recalled from the AHL.

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Canadiens' Carey Price becoming like a big brother to Cayden Primeau .
Canadiens rookie goalie Cayden Primeau was asked after practice Friday in Brossard to describe his relationship with Carey Price. “I’m not sure … probably big brother, little brother,” Primeau said. “But he’s been nothing but great and super supportive. I try to stay out of his way, but like I said he’s been super supportive. So I can’t say any more nice things about him.” The big brother had the little brother’s back after Primeau recorded his first NHL victory Wednesday night, making 35 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre.

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