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Cayden Primeau (born August 11, 1999) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing with the Laval Rocket in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect under contract with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He helped Northeastern win their third Hockey East Tournament in 2019 and received the Mike Richter Award as the National Goaltender of the Year the same season.

Cayden Primeau
Born (1999-08-11) August 11, 1999 (age 20)
Voorhees, New Jersey, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Montreal Canadiens
Laval Rocket (AHL)
NHL Draft 199th overall, 2017
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2019–present

Playing careerEdit

Primeau was stellar during his brief college career. In his freshman season he won 19 games and helped Northeastern jump from eighth to second in Hockey East While the team didn't fare well in the postseason, Primeau was named to the All-Hockey East Rookie Team, First Team and won the conference goaltending title for having the lowest goals against average in league play. The following season Primeau pushed the Huskies even further, winning a program record 25 games and earning the Tournament MVP when Northeastern won the third Hockey East tournament in program history. Primeau's team once again faltered in the NCAA tournament but that did not stop him from being named an AHCA East First Team All-American and winning the Mike Richter Award.

After his sophomore season concluded Primeau ended his college career by signing an entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Primeau is the son of former NHL player Keith Primeau.

Awards and honorsEdit


  1. ^ "Canadiens sign goaltender Cayden Primeau to entry-level contract". SportsNet. March 31, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hockey East Names 2017–18 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team". 2018-03-14. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  3. ^ "Hockey East Namess 2017–18 All-Star Teams". 2018-03-14. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  4. ^ "Hockey East Names 2018-19 All-Star Teams". March 20, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Total of 19 schools boast players on 2018-19 All-American selections". Retrieved April 13, 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Collin Delia
Hockey East Goaltending Champion
2017–18, 2018–19
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Adam Gaudette
Hockey East Three-Stars Award
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Cale Morris
Mike Richter Award
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jake Oettinger
William Flynn Tournament MVP
Succeeded by