Cayden Primeau

Montreal Canadiens logo
Age 24 Aug 11, 1999
Farmington Hills USA
Goaltender shoots
6'3" 191 cm
203 lbs 92 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2026
Agent Paul Theofanous
Draft Year 2017
Drafted Overall 199
Draft Round 7
Draft Team Montreal Canadiens logo

Transaction History
Mar 2, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made 27 saves in a 4-3 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.
Mar 1, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will patrol the road crease in Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Feb 22, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau allowed three goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Feb 22, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will be in the visiting crease versus Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Feb 14, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 13 shots in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Feb 13, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will defend the home goal against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.
Jan 19, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau turned aside 31 of 36 shots in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
Jan 18, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will get the visiting start versus Ottawa on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Jan 11, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 37 shots in regulation and overtime and two of three shootout attempts in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jan 9, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will guard the road net Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Dec 28, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 26 of 30 shots in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Dec 27, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will start in Thursday's road game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Dec 23, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau saved 19 of 21 shots in a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.
Dec 22, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will defend the visiting crease versus Chicago on Friday, per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Dec 9, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made a career-high 46 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Dec 8, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will be in the road crease in Buffalo on Saturday.
Dec 1, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made 24 saves in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Florida.
Nov 29, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will get the starting nod at home against the Florida Panthers on Thursday.
Nov 24, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made 31 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday.
Nov 23, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau is expected to start on the road against the San Jose Sharks on Friday.
Nov 16, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made 36 saves in a 6-5 loss to Vegas on Thursday.
Nov 16, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will defend the home crease versus Vegas on Thursday, Patrick Friolet of RDS.ca reports.
Nov 10, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made 27 saves in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Nov 9, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will tend the twine on the road against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.
Oct 25, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 29 of 33 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Oct 24, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau is expected to start at home against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Apr 9, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Sunday.
Apr 8, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Apr 7, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was sent to AHL Laval on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Apr 4, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau allowed five goals on 21 shots in Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Apr 3, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will be recalled from AHL Laval to start Tuesday's home game against the Detroit Red Wings.
Mar 28, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval following Tuesday's game versus the Philadelphia Flyers.
Mar 27, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will patrol the crease in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Mar 27, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on Monday.
Jan 25, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was assigned to AHL Laval on Wednesday.
Jan 19, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau appeared in relief Thursday in a 6-2 loss to Florida. He made six saves on seven shots in the third period in his season debut.
Jan 19, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Sam Montembeault | Montembeault made 28 saves on 33 shots in the first two periods of Thursday's 6-2 loss to Florida. He was relieved by Cayden Primeau for the third period.
Jan 9, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was called up from AHL Laval on Monday under emergency conditions.
Oct 18, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was returned to AHL Laval on Tuesday.
Oct 17, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was summoned by Montreal on Monday.
Oct 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was sent down to AHL Laval on Monday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Oct 7, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 29 of 33 shots in Thursday's 4-3 preseason loss to the Ottawa Senators.
Oct 6, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will be between the pipes at home versus Ottawa on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Oct 2, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 29 of 34 shots in Saturday's 5-4 preseason overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators.
Oct 1, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will guard the road goal in Ottawa on Saturday.
Sep 8, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau signed a three-year, $2.67 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.
Apr 28, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Thursday.
Apr 24, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on an emergency basis Sunday.
Apr 15, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was assigned to AHL Laval on Friday.
Apr 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was recalled by the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.
Mar 17, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Thursday.
Mar 16, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 10 of 11 shots over the final two periods of Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Arizona.
Mar 4, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on Friday.
Feb 12, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will be assigned to AHL Laval on Saturday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Feb 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Samuel Montembeault | Montembeault stopped all eight shots he faced in relief of Cayden Primeau in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Washington.
Feb 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau allowed four goals on 14 shots before being pulled in the second period of Thursday's 5-2 loss to Washington.
Feb 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will protect the home goal Thursday versus the Washington Capitals, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic reports.
Feb 8, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau surrendered seven goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 7-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Feb 8, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will patrol the crease Tuesday against visiting New Jersey.
Jan 30, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau allowed two goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jan 29, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made seven saves in relief of Sam Montembeault Saturday. He entered the game to start the third with the Edmonton Oilers up 6-2.
Jan 27, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Samuel Montembeault | Montembeault (wrist) made 13 saves on 15 shots on goal in relief of Cayden Primeau in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Anaheim.
Jan 27, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau allowed three goals on nine Anaheim shots Thursday before being replaced at the start of the second period by Sam Montembeault. Montreal lost the game 5-4.
Jan 27, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will be between the pipes versus Anaheim at home Thursday.
Jan 24, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made 27 saves on 32 shots in a 8-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Monday.
Jan 24, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will start Monday night's game in Minnesota, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Jan 22, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau delivered a 43-save performance in a 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado on Saturday.
Jan 21, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will start in Saturday's road game against the Colorado Avalanche, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Jan 18, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau allowed four goals on 16 shots and was pulled after two periods in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
Jan 17, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will defend the net on the road against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.
Jan 17, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will start either Monday in Arizona or Tuesday in Dallas, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Jan 13, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau is expected to dress for Thursday's game in Chicago, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Jan 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was reassigned from the active roster to the taxi squad Monday, according to CBS Sports.
Jan 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau (COVID-19 protocols) will meet the rest of the club in Boston ahead of Wednesday's matchup.
Dec 29, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Wednesday.
Dec 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will tend the twine on the road versus Carolina on Thursday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Dec 27, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | The Canadiens recalled Primeau from AHL Laval on Monday.
Dec 17, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will be heading back to AHL Laval after serving as Montreal's goalie in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Dec 16, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made 37 saves through overtime and then stopped three straight shootout attempts in a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
Dec 16, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will start in goal against the visiting Flyers on Thursday.
Dec 16, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on Thursday.
Nov 21, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | The Canadiens reassigned Primeau to AHL Laval on Sunday.
Nov 19, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Samuel Montembeault | Montembeault replaced starter Cayden Primeau and stopped 11 of 12 shots in the third period of Thursday's 6-0 loss to Pittsburgh.
Nov 18, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau allowed five goals on 31 Pittsburgh shots in two periods Thursday before being replaced. The Canadiens lost 6-0.
Nov 18, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will get the starting nod at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic reports.
Nov 18, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme said he will not name the starting goalie for Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins until after the morning skate, per Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette, who believes Primeau will be the starter.
Nov 16, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 31 of 34 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
Nov 16, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will guard the road cage during Tuesday's matchup with the New York Rangers, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic reports.
Nov 13, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on Saturday.
Oct 11, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Monday.
Oct 2, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will get the start in goal in Saturday's home preseason game versus the Ottawa Senators, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
May 18, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval to the Montreal Canadiens' active roster Tuesday as a Black Ace for the playoffs ahead of Game 1 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
May 13, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primea was assigned to AHL Laval on Thursday.
May 12, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau allowed four goals on 22 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
May 12, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will start between the pipes in Wednesday's home game versus Edmonton, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
May 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Allen | Allen made 19 saves on 20 shots in relief of Cayden Primeau in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
May 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 11 of 15 shots in the first period of Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
May 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will be between the pipes Thursday in Toronto.
May 1, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau made 21 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
May 1, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus Ottawa.
Apr 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau stopped 29 of 33 shots Saturday in a 5-2 loss to Calgary.
Apr 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will guard the road goal in Saturday's game versus the Calgary Flames, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Apr 20, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was recalled on an emergency basis Tuesday, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Apr 17, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was assigned to the taxi squad Saturday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Apr 16, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was added to Montreal's active roster Friday.
Apr 14, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Wednesday.
Apr 14, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau will be promoted to Montreal's active roster to serve as Jake Allen's backup Wednesday versus Calgary, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Apr 12, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was added to the active roster for Monday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Apr 10, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was promoted to the active roster ahead of Saturday's game versus the Winnipeg Jets, per CBS Sports.
Apr 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was promoted to Montreal's taxi squad Tuesday.
Feb 3, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | The Canadiens sent Primeau down to AHL Laval on Wednesday, CBS Sports reports.
Feb 2, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cayden Primeau | Primeau was called up to the taxi squad from AHL Laval on Tuesday, per TSN.
Jul 13, 2020 Montreal Canadiens | Recalled G Cayden Primeau from Laval (AHL).
Feb 5, 2020 Montreal Canadiens | Assigned G Cayden Primeau to Laval (AHL).
Feb 3, 2020 Montreal Canadiens | Recalled G Cayden Primeau from Laval (AHL).
Dec 14, 2019 Montreal Canadiens | Assigned G Cayden Primeau to Laval (AHL).
Dec 2, 2019 Montreal Canadiens | Recalled G Cayden Primeau from Laval (AHL).
Sep 22, 2019 Montreal Canadiens | Reassigned G Cayden Primeau to Laval (AHL).
Mar 31, 2019 Montreal Canadiens | Signed G Cayden Primeau to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Jun 24, 2017 Montreal Canadiens | (Cayden Primeau) Acquired a 2017 seventh-round draft pick from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2018 seventh-round draft pick.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Cayden Primeau
GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP
Montréal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens logo 14 3.04 0.901 0
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP Playoffs GP GAA SV% PIM
2011-2012 Philadelphia Jr. Flyers QC Int PW 2 3.58 0.000 0
2013-2014 Philadelphia Flyers Elite 16UAAA T1EHL 16U 17 1.69 0.940 0
2013-2014 Bishop Eustace Prep USHS-NJ 5 0.917 0
2013-2014 Philadelphia Flyers Elite 16UAAA AYHL 16U 15 2.07 0.909 0
2014-2015 Team Red USA-S15 5 1.58 0.923 0
2014-2015 Philadelphia Revolution 18U AA 18U AAA 31 2.02 0.932 0
2014-2015 Elite Hockey Group OHL Cup 2 4.14 0.000 0
2014-2015 Bishop Eustace Prep USHS-NJ 11 0.915 0
2015-2016 Team Gold USA-S16 5 2.8 0.911 0
2015-2016 Philadelphia Revolution EHL 21 1.86 0.951 0 Playoffs 4 3.62 0.910 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 2.94 0.854 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Team Forest USA-S17 5 2 0.943 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Lincoln Stars USHL 30 3.16 0.895 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 USA U19 WJAC-19 4 0.75 0.966 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 USA U18 WJC-18 0 0.000 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 U.S. National U18 Team NTDP 1 0 1.000 0
2017-2018 Northeastern Univ. NCAA 34 1.92 0.931 0
2018-2019 Northeastern Univ. NCAA 36 2.09 0.933 0
2018-2019 USA U20 WJC-20 5 1.61 0.936 0
2018-2019 USA WC 0 0.000 0
2019-2020 Laval Rocket AHL 33 2.45 0.908 0
2019-2020 Montréal Canadiens NHL 2 2.52 0.931 0 1.39 0.70
2020-2021 Laval Rocket AHL 16 2.1 0.909 0
2020-2021 Montréal Canadiens NHL 4 4.16 0.849 0 -5.27 -1.32
2021-2022 Laval Rocket AHL 33 2.94 0.909 0 Playoffs 14 2.17 0.936 0
2021-2022 Montréal Canadiens NHL 12 4.62 0.868 0
2022-2023 Laval Rocket AHL 41 3.04 0.909 0 Playoffs 2 2.52 0.912 0
2022-2023 Montréal Canadiens NHL 3 3.46 0.852 0
2023-2024 Montréal Canadiens NHL 14 3.04 0.901 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team Montreal Canadiens logo
Signing Date September 8, 2022
Signing Status RFA
Agent Paul Theofanous
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $1,068,000
Standard Contract | 3 Years $2,670,000 1.07% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $890,000 $890,000 $890,000
RFA
AAV $890,000 $890,000 $890,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $770,000 $800,000 $1,100,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $770,000 $800,000 $1,100,000
Minors Salary $770,000 $800,000 $1,100,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Montreal Canadiens logo
Signing Date March 31, 2019

Qualifying Offer on Expiry $874,125
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,642,499 1.08% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $880,833 $880,833 $880,833
RFA
AAV $966,666 $966,666 $966,666
Performance Bonuses $257,500 $0 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $792,500 $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year