Cayden Primeau

Montreal Canadiens

Fantasy Summary

Potential above-average number one goalie. As a seventh-round pick, his development will be exciting to monitor.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 11, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 199

Observations

May 2019 – Primeau ended his NCAA career with a bang, winning the Mike Richter Award as the top goalie in U.S. college hockey. He posted a 25-10-1 record with a 2.09 goals-against average, a .933 save percentage and four shutouts. The young netminder has excelled at every level; he helped Team USA win silver at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship ending with a 4-1-0 record with 1.61 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage. The seventh-round pick may very well turn out to be a steal for the Canadiens who signed him to an entry-level contract at the end of March. Primeau then reported to the Laval Rockets, the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate to begin his pro career. Although he did not play any games for the Rockets this campaign, slate him in to battle this fall for the backup role behind Carey Price. However, expect Primeau to get seasoning while having more ice time in the AHL. Jesse Sherman

 

March 2018 – Playing at an exceptional level for an 18-year-old in the NCAA, Primeau has reverted back to his status as a high-level goaltending prospect. A spectacular .933 save percentage and a 1.86 goals against average and the Beanpot Pig winner are just some of the 2017-18 accolades achieved by the freshman at Northeastern.

Primeau’s 2016-17 season in the USHL didn’t produce the best results as he often looked raw and over-aggressive. He did look better toward the end of the season, flashed his major potential at the Ivan Hlkina tournament, and his physical traits have always been appealing. Of course, Primeau’s bloodline also played a major part in him getting drafted as a potential seventh-round steal by the Canadiens later that June.

The combination of Primeau’s physical and mental skills give him NHL All-Star potential. He is still very young and has a long way to go before being NHL ready. But, due to his pedigree, he may even have a safe floor to compliment his high ceiling.

I wouldn’t expect Primeau to sign an NHL contract until 2020 at the earliest and not ready to compete at the NHL level until at least 2022-23. Mike Barrett


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 Philadelphia Jr. Flyers QC Int PW 2 3.58 - |        
 2012-2013 Virtua Hockey Bantam Minor AAA AYMBHL - - - |        
 2013-2014 Virtua Hockey 16U AYHL 16U 15 2.07 .909 |        
  Virtua Hockey 16U T1EHL U16 17 1.69 .940 |        
  Bishop Eustace Prep USHS-NJ 5 - .917 |        
 2014-2015 Team Red USA-S15 5 1.58 .923 |        
  Philadelphia Revolution Midget 31 2.02 .932 |        
  Elite Hockey Group OHL Cup 2 4.14 - |        
  Bishop Eustace Prep USHS-NJ 11 - .915 |        
 2015-2016 Team Gold USA-S16 5 2.80 .911 |        
  Philadelphia Revolution EHL 21 1.86 .951 | Playoffs 4 3.62 .910
 2016-2017 Team Forest USA-S17 5 2.00 .943 |        
  Lincoln Stars USHL 30 3.16 .895 |        
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 1 0.00 1.000 |        
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 2.59 .897 |        
  USA U19 WJAC-19 4 0.75 .966 |        
  USA U18 WJC-18 0 - - |        
 2017-2018 Northeastern Univ. NCAA 34 1.92 .931 |        
 2018-2019 Northeastern Univ. NCAA 36 2.09 .933 |        
  USA U20 WJC-20 5 1.61 .936 |        
  USA WC 0 - - |        
 2019-2020 Laval Rocket AHL - - - |        

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