NHL: Habs extend Cayden Primeau, ESPN and TNT release broadcast schedules
The Montreal Canadiens announced a three year extension for goalie Cayden Primeau on Thursday morning. The deal is a one-way contract with an annual average value of $890,000.
Primeau, 23, posted a 1-7-1 record with the struggling Habs last season. His 4.62 GAA and a .868 SV% reflects the difficult campaign for the rebuilding Canadiens.
For his career, the 6-3′, 203-pound goalie is 3-10-2 with a GAA of 4.21 and .874 SV%.
The Habs selected Primeau in the seventh round of the 2017 NHL Draft. He will have to pass through waivers if they want to send him to the minors.
ESPN and TNT release broadcast schedule
On Wednesday, both ESPN and TNT released their respective broadcast schedules. Between them, they will broadcast 165 total games (ESPN 103, TNT 62) to NHL fans across the United States.
Following last year’s historic return of the National Hockey League (NHL) after a near-20-year hiatus, The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) today announced 103 exclusive games across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
The season begins in North America on Tuesday, October 11, in an ESPN doubleheader showcasing a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Final with the Tampa Bay Lightning visiting the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Kings hosting the Vegas Golden Knights at Crypto.com Arena. The top eastern conference teams from last season faceoff again when Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin and the Rangers host the Lightning and fellow elite goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy for the season’s opening puckdrop at 7:30 p.m. ET. Following at 10 p.m. ET, the Golden Knights and Jack Eichel – in his first season-opening game for the club – take aim at the Kings and newly-acquired forward Kevin Fiala – coming off a career-high in points last season – in a compelling Pacific Division matchup. Both games will be simulcast on ESPN+.
Turner Sports, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, will enter its second year of live NHL on TNT coverage with a 62-game regular season schedule highlighted by the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions Colorado Avalanche raising their championship banner during a marquee opening week doubleheader on Wednesday, Oct. 12, the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic on Monday, Jan. 2, regular live game coverage on Wednesday nights and additional live Sunday afternoon games in Spring 2023.
The 2022-23 season will culminate with NHL on TNT’s first-ever presentation of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final, in addition to half of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round One, Round Two and Conference Finals.
You can view the full schedules by clicking on the respective links above.