Sports Cayden Primeau is showing he’s NHL-ready

13:25  13 december  2019
13:25  13 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Canadiens recall top goalie prospect Cayden Primeau from AHL

  Canadiens recall top goalie prospect Cayden Primeau from AHL 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 .

One of the hottest Montreal Canadiens prospects, Cayden Primeau , has gotten his first NHL win! In last night' s NHL action between the Habs and the Sens, the

He ' s been doing just that all season long, boasting a 23-9-1 record, along with a 2.05 goals-against average, .935 save percentage and four shutouts in 33 games. Tweet from @GoNUmhockey: Confirmed: Cayden Primeau is not human. The sprawling toe save on Michel to keep this one

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I don’t know what Marc Bergevin was planning with making Cayden Primeau the backup goaltender to Carey Price. The Montreal Canadiens were beyond struggling when they made the call-up, and I honestly thought it was a terrible idea to throw a 20-year-old netminder to the wolves as it were.

I was wrong, because at least in the small sample we’ve seen, Primeau appears to be more than show ready.

According to Natural Stat Trick, the Habs held a solid edge in scoring chances, as well as high-danger chances over the Senators. However, they were outshot, and out-attempted rather handily on the night. The Canadiens’ ability to generate quality scoring chances was evident, but Primeau played a major role in securing a huge two points for his team.

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.

" He was pretty hesitant at first," Cayden Primeau recalled at the recent NHL Scouting Combine. "I was just relentless and persistent — he just finally caved in and I've stuck with it ever since." A veteran of 15 NHL seasons, including parts of six in Philly, Keith Primeau was outnumbered when it came to his

numbers that saw him become a candidate for Rookie of the Year in the Hockey East Conference and one Nonetheless, Primeau figured NHL teams would see through all of that and recognize what had made him a He ’ s a kid that showed no resistance, had elite character while he was here, battled

I was fortunate enough to have some incredible seats on Wednesday night against the Senators, at the end where the Habs defended twice. I was treated to an excellent view of Primeau for two-thirds of the game.

Now that the humble brag is out of the way — believe me, I don’t get seats that good very often — one of the things that struck me the most was his puck tracking ability. There was a moment in the first period where the Senators were on the attack, and a blocked shot went up in the air very quickly.

None of the players seemed to be sure where the puck went, and most of the people in our section were also trying to find it. I looked over at Primeau, and he was using his glove hand to point at the puck and follow it as it fell. It was an early sign of things to come, as he made a lot of quality saves on screened shots thanks to his tracking.

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  Canadiens’ Primeau prepared for NHL debut in pressure-packed Montreal We anticipated Cayden Primeau was earmarked for one of two games the Montreal Canadiens were slated to play back to back this Thursday and Friday. We just figured it wouldn’t be against the high-flying Colorado Avalanche. The post WIN Tickets To High Valley In Abbotsford appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.No big deal.

Goaltender Cayden Primeau collected his first career NHL win, helping the Canadiens secure their third What can you say about Cayden Primeau ? He most definitely earned his first career NHL win with a It was an intentional gesture, according to the veteran defenseman, who wanted to show the

There was no outlook written for Cayden Primeau in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value. He appeared calm and poised for the better part of 60 minutes and made several big saves to keep the Canadiens within striking distance after going down 3-0.

Price said after the game that Primeau reminded him of a younger version of himself with his calm demeanour. High praise, and it’s hard to argue with that because there were very few moments where he had to scramble to get himself in position to make a save. Like Price, he made tough saves look easy by being calm, not over-committing, and being extremely well positioned.

Ottawa sent 37 pucks his way through regulation, and though they scored twice, you can’t really fault him on either goal. When he had a good look at the puck, he made the saves, and either covered up or sent rebounds flying into the corners, giving very little in terms of secondary scoring chances for the Senators to work with.

Again, I don’t know what Marc Bergevin’s plan is with Primeau. But whether he’s auditioning simply to be Price’s backup, for the starting role itself, or being shown off for potential trade partners, his play through two starts and in particular against the Senators suggest that he’s NHL ready.

It is far too early to suggest there is a goaltending controversy in Montreal, especially with the way Price has been playing in December. There is also no rush to do anything with Primeau in the first year of en entry-level deal, so they can afford to wait and see how things play out.

For the moment, they should be very content that he seems to be capable of providing high quality starts on nights when Price could use a break.

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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