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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
58-18-6 122
54-21-7 115
51-23-8 110
51-26-5 107
32-39-11 75
32-40-10 74
33-42-7 73
22-49-11 55

2021 Goaltending

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L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 0 0 0 9.00 .571 0

Top Michael McNiven News

  • Senators' Michael McNiven: Sent to Senators

    McNiven was traded from Calgary to Ottawa in exchange for future considerations Monday.

    This is the second time in less than three weeks that McNiven has been moved in exchange for future considerations. He'll continue his tour of Canadian teams' AHL affiliates by providing depth for the Senators organization.

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  • Flames' Michael McNiven: Traded to Calgary

    The Canadiens traded McNiven to the Flames in exchange for future considerations Wednesday.

    McNiven has spent most of the 2021-22 campaign in the minors, going 4-4-1 while posting a 4.04 GAA and an .869 save percentage through 11 appearances. Look for him to report to AHL Stockton.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Sent to AHL

    McNiven (undisclosed) was demoted to AHL Laval on Thursday.

    McNiven will rejoin AHL Laval looking to build upon his 4-3-1 record, 3.72 GAA and .876 save percentage over 10 games this season. The 24-year-old played a relief role in an 8-2 loss to Minnesota on Jan.24, stopping four of seven shots sent his way.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Placed on IR

    McNiven (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

    McNiven stopped four of seven shots in an 8-2 loss to Minnesota on Jan. 24. He was reassigned to the taxi squad Jan. 26.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: On taxi squad

    The Canadiens reassigned McNiven to the taxi squad Wednesday,

    McNiven vacates the Canadiens' roster after allowing three goals on seven shots in his NHL debut Monday versus Minnesota. It would take multiple injuries or COVID-19 designations among Montreal's goalies for McNiven to see NHL ice again this season.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Struggles in debut

    McNiven made four saves on seven shots in an 8-2 loss to the Wild on Monday.

    McNiven came in to replace starter Cayden Primeau after the latter allowed five goals, but did little to stop the bleeding. This was the 24-year-old's first NHL appearance, and he is set up to continue to back up Primeau while Samuel Montembeault (upper body) is out.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Recalled from taxi squad

    McNiven was promoted from the taxi squad for Saturday's tilt with the Avalanche.

    McNiven will serve as Cayden Primeau's backup Saturday. The 24-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Assigned to taxi squad

    McNiven was reassigned to the taxi squad from AHL Laval on Thursday.

    McNiven has posted a 4-3-1 record with a 3.72 GAA and an .876 save percentage through 10 appearances with AHL Laval. He played one game during his most recent assignment with AHL Laval, stopping 31 of 33 shots in a win over AHL Syracuse. The Manitoba native is still waiting to make his NHL debut.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Sent to AHL

    McNiven was reassigned to AHL Laval on Monday, per CBS Sports.

    McNiven has yet to make his NHL debut and will see more regular playing time in the minors. He's 3-3-1 with an .867 save percentage with AHL Laval this season.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Emergency recall Thursday

    McNiven was recalled to be the backup goaltender in Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes, per CapFriendly.

    McNiven didn't play in Thursday's contest. The 24-year-old will likely serve as the backup to Samuel Montembeault until either Jake Allen or Cayden Primeau clears the COVID-19 protocols.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Joins taxi squad

    The Canadiens added McNiven to their taxi squad Monday.

    The 24-year-old goalie will be an emergency option as Jake Allen is in COVID-19 protocols and Cayden Primeau has been called up to replace him. McNiven only figures to join the NHL roster if one of the two active goalies enters virus protocols and this week's games don't get canceled.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Let loose by Montreal

    The Canadiens waived McNiven on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    McNiven's spent parts of the last four seasons in the Canadiens' orbit, playing for AHL Laval and in the ECHL. The 24-year-old netminder has had a few call-ups to Montreal over the years but is yet to play in an NHL game.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Re-ups with team

    McNiven agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    With Carey Price (knee) and Jake Allen both under contract, McNiven's chances of appearing in an NHL game this season are pretty slim. The youngster figures to split time in the crease at the AHL level with Cayden Primeau as the duo tries to convince team brass to keep them around long term.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Back with big club

    McNiven was recalled by Montreal on Tuesday.

    McNiven will be on hand as an emergency option for the Canadiens' playoff run. He's gone 7-3-4 while posting a 2.59 GAA and an .895 save percentage through 13 AHL appearances this year.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Dropped to AHL affiliate

    McNiven was reassigned to AHL Laval on Saturday.

    This move suggests Carey Price (upper body) may be ready to return Saturday against Ottawa. McNiven has yet to make his NHL debut and could be in for an extended stay in the minors.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Added to taxi squad

    McNiven was promoted to Montreal's taxi squad Thursday.

    McNiven will switch places with Charlie Lindgren, who was sent to AHL Laval in a corresponding move Thursday. McNiven has yet to make his NHL debut, but he's posted a 2.24 GAA and a .910 save percentage in seven minor-league appearances this year.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Sent to AHL

    McNiven was assigned to the taxi squad Monday.

    Charlie Lindgren will replace McNiven as the Canadiens' taxi-squad goalie. The 23-year-old McNiven will continue his development in the AHL. He has yet to play an NHL game.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Promoted to taxi squad

    McNiven was promoted to Montreal's taxi squad Tuesday.

    Carey Price and Jake Allen are locked in as the Canadiens' top-two netminders, so don't expect to see McNiven between the pipes for Montreal anytime soon. The 23-year-old picked up a win while posting a 1.00 GAA and a .962 save percentage in his lone appearance with AHL Laval this season.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Inks two-way deal

    McNiven signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday.

    McNiven spent most of the 2019-20 campaign in the ECHL, posting an unsightly 4.16 GAA and .889 save percentage in eight appearances with the Norfolk Admirals, but he also drew into three contests with AHL Laval, registering a far more respectable 2.33 GAA and .919 save percentage over that span. The 23-year-old backstop will almost certainly spend the entirety of the 2020-21 season in the minors.

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  • Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Shakes off injury

    McNiven (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

    McNiven was injured after taking a Shea Weber shot to the face during Monday's practice, but the 23-year-old netminder was evidently able to shake it off in short order. He'll continue to battle Charlie Lindgren and Cayden Primeau for a spot behind Carey Price as the Canadiens' backup.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 214 lbs
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Age: 24
Experience: 1
Shoots: Left