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Michael McNiven named OHL Goaltender of the Year

The 19-year-old is also in the running for CHL Goaltender of the Year honors

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven was named the OHL's Goaltender of the Year on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old Owen Sound Attack standout finished the 2016-17 campaign atop several statistical categories, leading his counterparts in wins (41), goals-against average (2.30) and shutouts (6). He also posted a .915 save percentage in 54 appearances between the pipes.

McNiven, who signed a free-agent contract with the Canadiens in September 2015, is also up for CHL Goaltender of the Year honors. The winner will be revealed during the Memorial Cup festivities in Windsor on May 27.

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