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Three-year entry-level contract for goalkeeper Cayden Prima



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MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens General Director Marc Bergevin announced on Sunday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year contract, the entry-level (2019-20 to 2021-22) with the goalkeeper Cayden Prima.

6-foot-3, 191-pound netminder published 25-10-1 record 36 games of the Northeastern University (Hockey East) in this season. He registered an average of 2.09 goals against, along with a .933 save percentage and four shutouts. The Huskies have been recently excluded from the NCAA hockey tournament after a 5-1 loss against Cornell in the first round.

Prima, 19, made 44-18-6 record, 2.00 goals-against average and .932 save percentage in two seasons between the pipes for the north-east. He also had eight shutouts. In 2017-2018 years he was named as the Hockey East All-Rookie Team and the First All-Star Team, and earned goalkeeper of the Year honors as well. Prima was also named to the Hockey East First All-Star Team in 2018-19.

For the second year in a row, a native of Voorhees, New Jersey has been named a finalist Mike Richter Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding netminder in NCAA Division I take.

Prima was elected Canadiens in the seventh round, 199th overall in the 2017 NHL draft. He helped the US team earn a silver medal at the Youth Hockey 2019 World Cup, placing 4-1-0 record, with 1.61 goals-against average and .937 save percentage.

Take part in the camp of the Canadiens in 2017 and in 2018.

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