Undrafted free agents are always a wild card. Sometimes they turn into an NHL Hall of Famer like Martin St. Louis. Other times they’re quite literally nothing. Michael McNiven is proving himself to be far from the latter, but also not even close to the former. It might seem a bit extreme, but with another professional season under his belt, the 24-year-old netminder is keeping himself firmly entrenched in the Canadiens goaltending hierarchy as it stands.
His numbers this past year aren’t going to blow anyone away, but they also require some context to help understand why they look the way they do.