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November 14, 2020 09:28 AM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Development time extended
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau's development time was pushed out considerably after Montreal signed the newly acquired Jake Allen to a two-year extension, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

The 21-year-old Primeau's first season at AHL Laval was limited to 33 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and his second season will be cut short as well. The AHL season has been pushed back to early February, and there's uncertainty over how many games will be played. The organization hopes Primeau can play at least 40 games this coming season and targets 150 AHL games before he makes the jump to the NHL. And that 40-game target is subject to change, as Laval projects four goalies competing for playing time next season. With Allen around through the 2022-23 season, the Canadiens can take their time to develop Primeau. The young netminder worked with Montreal goalie coach Stephane Waite this summer, and the coach said one of the objectives was to make Primeau less robotic in front of the net.

July 8, 2020 03:48 PM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Joins team ahead of camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau is with the team for Phase 2 skates leading up to the opening of training camp.

At best, Primeau could be considered the third netminder on the club's depth chart, though Michael McNiven could also potentially lay claim to that spot. In his two appearances for the club this year, Primeau went 1-1-0 with a .931 save percentage. He could be a solid future trade chip for the Habs.

February 5, 2020 10:48 PM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Shipped back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Wednesday.

Primeau's demotion could be an indication that Carey Price (illness) will be ready to go prior to Thursday's clash with Anaheim. In 23 appearances with the Rocket, the 20-year-old Primeau has posted a 12-7-2 record and .899 save percentage. The New Jersey native figures to spend the rest of the year in the minors, barring additional injuries/illnesses.

February 4, 2020 03:44 PM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Emergency recall Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on an emergency basis on Monday.

With Carey Price (illness) not traveling to New Jersey for Tuesday's game, Primeau will instead make the trip. The team has not announced if the 20-year-old will start, or if he'll serve as Charlie Lindgren's backup. Primeau owns a 2.70 GAA and .899 save percentage in 23 AHL appearances this season.

December 14, 2019 10:44 AM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Heads to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Canadiens reassigned Primeau to AHL Laval on Saturday.

Primeau made two starts with the big club, recording a .931 save percentage and going 1-1-0. However, the Canadiens don't have any back-to-backs in the near future, so it's best for the 20-year-old's development to play consistently in the minors.

December 12, 2019 12:24 AM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Defeats Senators at home
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau turned aside 35 of 37 shots faced in a 3-2 overtime win against Ottawa on Wednesday.

Primeau was solid again and picked up his first NHL win with a 35-save effort in front of the home crowd. He is 1-1-0 since inheriting backup duties from Keith Kinkaid. It's unknown how long Primeau will be with the Canadiens, but since he's been recalled from AHL Laval, Primeau has given the Habs no reason to send him back down.

December 11, 2019 05:28 PM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Defending net Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau will get the call in the crease for Wednesday's home game versus the Senators.

Primeau performed reasonably well in his NHL debut Dec. 5 versus a high-powered Colorado club, setting aside 32 of the 35 shots he faced in a 3-2 defeat. He gets another shot at his first NHL win Wednesday, though he'll have to best an Ottawa club averaging 3.75 goals over four December games.

December 6, 2019 12:52 AM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Comes up short in first NHL start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau allowed three goals on 35 shots in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Thursday.

Despite being credited with a loss, Primeau's debut came with a lot of positives. He appeared calm and poised for the better part of 60 minutes and made several big saves to keep the Canadiens within striking distance after going down 3-0. Primeau will continue to serve as Montreal's backup option in goal as long as Keith Kinkaid remains with AHL Laval where the team hopes the veteran netminder can regain some confidence following his early-season struggles.

December 5, 2019 11:12 AM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Between pipes Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau will make his NHL debut in Thursday's home matchup with Colorado.

Primeau is in his first professional season since leaving Northeastern University. With AHL Laval, the 20-year-old posted a 7-4-1 record with a .910 save percentage and one shutout. If the New Jersey native can perform well in his debut, he could cement himself as the No. 2 option behind Carey Price.

December 2, 2019 05:20 PM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Recalled by Canadiens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau was promoted from AHL Laval on Monday.

The Canadiens waived Keith Kinkaid on Monday so Primeau will be Carey Price's new backup. After two strong years at Northeastern University, the 20-year-old has registered a 2.58 GAA and .910 save percentage with AHL Laval this season.

November 18, 2019 01:28 PM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Records first shutout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau stopped all 20 shots faced in AHL Laval's win over Bridgeport on Saturday.

Primeau rebounded from his worst performance of the season -- he gave up five goals in a loss to Belleville on Wednesday -- to record his first shutout of the season. The 20-year-old backstop sports a 1.87 goals-against average and .934 save percentage over nine starts for the Rocket.

November 12, 2019 05:52 AM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Standing out at Laval
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau has a 5-2 record with a 1.69 goals-against average and .943 save percentage in seven games for AHL Laval.

The Rocket are surging and have won six in a row while getting superior goaltending from Primeau. He's sharing the job with Charlie Lindgren (eight games), but it's Primeau who has stood out. He's allowed no more than three goals in any game, ranking third among goalies in the AHL in GAA and save percentage.

October 19, 2019 09:08 PM
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Wins second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Primeau stopped 32 of 34 shots and picked up the win in AHL Laval's 3-2 win over Providence on Friday.

Primeau won his second straight start, improving to 2-1, and has a stellar .943 save percentage and 1.68 goals-against average over three games. The 20-year-old backstop has been sharing the net with Charlie Lindgren, but Primeau is considered the one to watch as the next backup to Carey Price.

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