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Michael McNiven named CHL Goaltender of the Year

Habs prospect earns second honor since being named OHL Goaltender of the Year on May 3

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

WINDSOR -- The accolades keep rolling in for Habs prospect Michael McNiven.

Less than a month after taking top honors as OHL Goaltender of the year, on Saturday the Owen Sound Attack standout was named CHL Goaltender of the Year during Memorial Cup festivities in Windsor.

The award is Junior hockey's top prize at the position.

Indeed, the 19-year-old registered an incredible 41-9-2-2 record in 2016-17, while finishing the campaign atop several statistical categories, including wins (41), goals-against average (2.30) and shutouts (6). He also posted a .915 save percentage in 54 appearances between the pipes with Owen Sound, before bowing out to the Erie Otters in the third round of the OHL playoffs.

McNiven, who signed a free-agent contract with Montreal in September 2015 after going undrafted, is in his final year of Junior eligibility, and will be at Canadiens development camp in July.

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