Primeau, Makar named to WJAC all-star team

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, 2018 Draft Center, International Events, NCAA, USHL

Cayden Primeau helped the United States to gold at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge, and brought an extra honor home for himself.

Primeau, 92nd in Future Considerations’ Fall ranking for the 2017 NHL Draft, was named the tournament’s all star team.

The 17-year-old, who made 14 saves in a 4-0 win to post the first gold medal game shutout in tournament history, finished the event with a tournament-best 0.90 goals against average and .966 save percentage.

Canada West captain Cale Makar, ranked 48th, was also named to the tournament all-star team. The defenseman had four goals and eight points points in four games.

Forward Andrei Svechnikov of Russia, eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft, was named the tournament’s most valuable player in addition to being named to the all-star team.

Svechnikov finished with eight goals and 12 points in four games played.