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Canadiens Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract with Goaltender Michael McNiven

September 30, 2020 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Laval Rocket News Release

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Michael McNiven on a one-year, two-way contract (2020-21). The deal will see McNiven earn $700,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the AHL.

McNiven, 23, played three games with the Laval Rocket in the AHL in 2019-20, posting a 3-0-0 record, a 2.33 GAA and a .919 save percentage. The Winnipeg, MB native also played 22 games in the ECHL with the Adirondack Thunder, Jacksonville Icemen and Norfolk Admirals where he earned a 9-11-2 record.

Over the course of his AHL career, McNiven has played 58 games with the Rocket. The 6'01'' and 198 lbs goaltender has a 20-31-4 record along with a 2.94 GAA and a .895 save percentage. He also registered two shutouts.McNiven and the Canadiens agreed on terms on an NHL entry-level contract in 2015.

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