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.
The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2019-20 to 2021-22) with goaltender Cayden Primeau.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 31, 2019
He will join the AHL's Laval Rocket on a professional tryout contract for the rest of the season.
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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.