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Noah Juulsen loaned to the IceCaps

The 20-year-old defenseman will join the Canadiens' farm team for the AHL playoffs

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Noah Juulsen, the Canadiens' first-round pick in 2015, has been loaned to the St. John's IceCaps in the American Hockey League. He will join the team on Friday.

Juulsen's stint in Junior recently came to an end when the WHL's Everett Silvertips were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. He collected two assists in 10 postseason games.

The Silvertips' captain recorded 12 goals for 34 points with a plus-15 differential in 49 games during the regular season. Earlier in the year, the 6-foot-3 defenseman helped Canada to a silver medal at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Juulsen becomes the second Habs prospect to join the IceCaps over the last few days. Victor Mete earned an amateur tryout with the Canadiens' farm club on Wednesday.

Sylvain Lefebvre's troops commence their journey to the Calder Cup on Friday, when their first-round matchup against the Syracuse Crunch gets underway.

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