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Primeau and Harris win the Beanpot

Habs goaltending prospect named tournament MVP and top goaltender

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Cayden Primeau and the Northeastern University Huskies have taken their second consecutive Beanpot title.

Jim Madigan's troops won the final game 4-2 on Monday night at TD Garden against Boston College.

The Beanpot is an annual tournament pitting the four major hockey universities in Massachusetts - Northeaster, Harvard, Boston University, and Boston College - against one another.

Tweet from @cpreems29: The best!!!! Back to back for the HUSKIES!!!!! Thanks for all the support best fans in college hockey🐾

In the win, Primeau stood out once again, turning aside 33 shots on his way to being named tournament MVP. The 19-year-old American is the third goaltender in Northeastern history to be named MVP, joining Tim Marshall (1984) and Bruce Racine (1985, 1988).

Tweet from @GoNUmhockey: Cayden, can you come back here for a minute?!Primeau joins Tim Marshall (1984) and Bruce Racine (1985, 1988) as the #HowlinHuskies goaltenders to win the #Beanpot Most Valuable Player award.

Montreal's seventh-round pick (199th overall) in 2017 finished the tournament having stopped 59 of the 62 shots he faced and registering a .952 save percentage. With those numbers, Primeau was selected winner of the Eberly Award as the Beanpot's top goaltender for a second straight year.

Tweet from @GoNUmhockey: Cayden Primeau (59 SV, .952 SV%) becomes the fourth #HowlinHuskies goaltender to win multiple Eberly Awards and the third NU netminder to win during consecutive #Beanpot tournaments.

This season, Primeau holds a 15-8-1 record with a 2.37 goals-against average and .923 save percentage to go along with three shutouts.

The native of Voorhees, NJ also won silver with United States at this year's IIHF World Junior Championship. He's in the running for the Hobey Baker trophy, handed out annually to the best player in men's NCAA hockey.

Tweet from @GoNUmhockey: STICK SAVE and a BEAUTY!!!#Beanpot | #HowlinHuskies

For his part, defenseman Jordan Harris finished the tournament with an assist and a plus-2 differential. The helper was earned on his team's first goal of the final game against Boston College.

Tweet from @GoNUmhockey: PLEVY, WE ON THE BOARD!!!!!#Beanpot | #HowlinHuskies

In 27 games this season with the Huskies, the Habs' third-round pick (71st overall) in 2018 has one goal for nine points and a plus-12 differential.

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