Cayden Primeau


Birthdate: 1999-08-11
Birthplace: Voorhees, New Jersey, USA
Shoots: Left
Height: 6′-2″
Weight: 209 lbs
NHL Draft: 2017 | Round 7 | 199th overall
Waivers Eligibility: 2023-24 or 80 NHL GP


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2015-16Philadelphia RevolutionEHL291.86.95116500
2016-17Lincoln StarsUSHL303.16.895141111
2017-18Northeastern UniversityH-East341.92.93119854
2018-19Northeastern UniversityH-East362.09.933251014
2019-20Laval RocketAHL332.45.908171134
2019-20Montreal CanadiensNHL22.52.9311100
2020-21Laval RocketAHL


A technically sound goalkeeper that possesses an elite ability to read the game. Specifically, his hockey IQ and vision are two of his better assets that he blends in with his athleticism. Primeau boasts great athletic qualities that attribute to his ability to quickly recover and move laterally with ease. Positionally he is always square to the shooter cutting down the angles and making himself look big in the crease even when in the butterfly position. Primeau has a good glove/blocker hand usually has his glove in an excellent position to limit shoulder/arm movement. His rebound control is timed and executed well and has the presence to swallow up loose pucks. His puck handling abilities are average but his decision making overall is excellent. Primeau is a hybrid goalie that is poised, calm and fluid in the crease. – JD

Movement – 60

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Positioning – 60

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Puck Handling – 50

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Rebound Control – 50

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Vision – 65

Rating: 4 out of 5.


“A big goalie with great net coverage and solid positioning in goal…strong mobility in net, getting across the crease quickly but also in control…quick and nimble for his size and build…square to the shooter where his natural size covered a lot of net both in the stand-up and butterfly positions…solid coverage down-low sealing the ice off effectively and is quick to pop up when he drops down into his butterfly…has some issues cleanly handling shots with his glove hand as well as some inconsistencies with rebound control…great at stopping second and third chances due to his athleticism…shows no quit in net and competes hard….able to recover well in net even though he looks scrambly at times…it will take time for him to round out his game and be ready for the pro game.” – Aaron Vickers (Future Considerations)

“His body is loose and agile, all the more impressive considering his plus size…Primeau fights nicely through screens..He reads the game well and has the understanding of what is unfolding in front of him as most players who grew up with the game. He is generally in place to get to the first puck…He places his trust in his reactions instead of using technique to cover more of the net…Primeau is a solid puck player for a goalie.” – Ryan Wagman (McKeen’s Hockey)