With NCAA teams being eliminated left and right in the Frozen Four, a number of top prospects have begun to sign with professional teams. Ryan Poehling’s future is currently up in the air following a shocking loss to AIC in the first round of the tournament. One prospect has been confirmed however, as Northeastern’s star goalie, and Montreal prospect, Cayden Primeau is set to turn pro following a loss to Cornell.
Cayden Primeau has just completed his final game with @GoNUmhockey. A loss to Cornell. The goaltender is turning pro. He’ll sign his entry-level contract with @CanadiensMTL in coming days and is expected to join @RocketLaval to close out his season. @Sportsnet— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) March 30, 2019
Originally a seventh-round pick in 2017, Primeau needed only two years to become one of the NCAA’s best netminders. In two seasons, he has collected a mountain of awards, including two First-Team Hockey East All-Star nods, Hockey East Goaltender of the Year, a World Juniors silver medal and a Hockey East Championship this year. Primeau is also a finalist for the Mike Richter award for the best collegiate goaltender in the nation.
In 35 games for the Huskies this year Primeau posted a 2.00 goals-against average, and a .936 save percentage. He’ll sign his entry-level deal, but play the remainder of this year on a tryout deal with the Laval Rocket, and start his contract in full next year.
Primeau will join Josh Brook as Canadiens’ prospects joining the AHL club after their seasons ended.