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McNiven makes NHL debut

Tuesday, January 25th
McNiven makes NHL debut

Former Brampton Beast, Adirondack Thunder, Jacksonville Icemen and Norfolk Admirals' goaltender Michael McNiven became the 719th former ECHL player to reach the National Hockey League when he debuted with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday at Minnesota.

McNiven is the 21st former ECHL player to make his NHL debut during the 2021-22 season. He appeared in 27 career ECHL games from 2017-20 with an overall record of 10-13-3 with three shutouts, a 3.20 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, McNiven has seen action in 81 career games with Laval of the American Hockey League where he is 31-34-8 with four shutouts, a 2.96 goals-against average and a save percentage of .893. 

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