by Blain Potvin, Staff Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

Cayden Primeau – Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

With their seventh round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, 199th overall, the Montreal Canadiens select:

Cayden Primeau, G, Lincoln Stars (USHL)
August 11 1999 | Voorhies, NJ, USA
6-2, 185 lbs. | Catches L | @cpreems29
2016-’17: 30 GP, 3.18 GAA, .895 SV%(Lincoln Stars)

CSB: No. 7 (NA Goalies) | HP: No. 58 | FC: No. 100

Cayden Primeau is the son of former NHLer, Keith Primeau. He is committed to Northeastern University. While his USHL statistics don’t impress, his skills do.

At 6-foot-2 and 185-pounds, Primeau covers the net effectively using his size, agility, and positioning. Growing up facing shots in practice by NHL players has given him a start most goaltenders would be jealous of.

However, Primeau will need to improve his glove side and rebound control, but at 17-years-old and deep on the Canadiens depth chart, he has time to refine his game. The USA Hockey product plays a gritty game, and never quits on a play. He tracks second and third-chance shots as he faces barrages of shots regularly while tending the Lincoln goal. He projects as a potential NHL starter.

Edited by Donna Sim