2017 NHL Entry Draft

Cayden Primeau

CAYDEN PRIMEAUUSA

MONTREAL • ROUND: 7 OVERALL: 199

 

Previous Team: Lincoln Stars (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 94

Vital Statistics

Position: G • Height: 6-2¾ • Weight: 177 • Catches: Left
Birthdate: Aug. 11, 1999 • Hometown: Voorhees, N.J.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Philadelphia Revolution (Pa. Midget AAA/EHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Mississauga (Round 5, No. 89l)
USHL Futures Draft: 2015 by Lincoln (Round 2, No. 17 Overall)
USHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Lincoln vs. Tri-City)
First USHL Win: Oct. 1, 2016 (Lincoln at Tri-City)
NCAA Commitment: Northeastern University

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Strong post-to-post when playing paddle down -- he maintains good size and positioning. Rebound control was poor on his blocker side with both blocker and pads. Good balance in both the stand-up and butterfly positions. Plays at the top of his crease. Plays angles well and good overall positioning. Lots of upside." (Brent Parker, ISS Scout)

• "Keith’s son has been on the scouting radar the past couple of seasons and highy regarded going into last summer’s U-18s, where he disappointed those who had him penciled in as a top-40 prospect. He hasn’t been lights out this season either, but given his size, natural abilities and bloodlines, many are willing to give him some leeway." (Recrutes.ca)

• "I’ve been impressed with Cayden’s athletic demeanor, poise between the pipes, and his hockey IQ. He reads the play well. He always seemed to be a top goalie at the USA Hockey select camps each summer. He comes from a family of hockey talent. Give it some time. Primeau has the makings for a solid pro career." (Russ Bitely, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Does a good job squaring up to shooters. Rarely beaten on wraparounds or because he failed to seal the post properly. Holds the goal line with opposition crashing his net, using strength well to plant frame firmly in place. Elevates shoulders to stop high shots destined for top corners. Tracks the puck well but needs work on rebound control -- will kick fat rebounds into high-ganger areas. Good mental toughness; shakes off bad goals and can make the key stop at crunch time." (Red Line Report)