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Cayden Primeau signed to a three-year ELC by the Montreal Canadiens

The deal will begin next year. Primeau will join the AHL on a PTO.

Shanna Martin / Eyes On The Prize

After Eric Engels reported the signing would be coming soon, the Montreal Canadiens have made it official that they’ve signed Cayden Primeau to an entry-level contract. It won’t begin until the start of the 2019-20 season.

Primeau will join the Laval Rocket of the AHL on a temporary deal for the remainder of the season.

The goaltender spent two years in the NCAA with Northeastern University, racking up league championships and individual awards along the way. He had an incredible freshman season with a .931 save percentage, and only improved that to a mark of .933 in 2018-19.

A seventh-round selection — one of the final picks made, in fact — in 2017, Primeau has quickly become a top prospect in the system, and today is that that much closer to finding a role in the NHL.