The Canadiens have signed Michael McNiven to a one-year, two-way contract extension ($700K/75K).
McNiven split 2020 between the ECHL and AHL and appears destined to start 2021 in the ECHL. He was 2-5-1 with a 4.16 GAA and .889 SV% in eight games with the Norfolk Admirals a season ago.
The Canadiens recalled Michael McNiven from Laval (AHL).
With Carey Price serving a one-game suspension for skipping the All-Star Game, McNiven has been called-up to serve as Antti Niemi’s backup on Saturday afternoon. The 21-year-old is 6-5-2 with a 2.38 GAA and .907 SV% in 16 AHL contests.
Source: Stu Cowan 02/2/19, 9:22 am EST
The Canadiens have assigned Michael McNiven to Laval (AHL).
McNiven served as Antti Niemi’s backup for three games while Carey Price was out. With Price set to return on Thursday, McNiven heads back to Laval, where he has gone 4-4-1 with a 2.56 GAA and .884 SV%.
The Canadiens have recalled Michael McNiven from Laval (AHL).
McNiven comes up to serve as Antti Niemi’s backup while Carey Price is out with a lower-body injury. McNiven has gone 4-4-1 with a 2.56 GAA and .884 SV% in 12 games with Laval this season.
Source: Stu Cowan 01/22/19, 8:16 pm EST