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Summertime isn't just about rest and relaxation when you're preparing for a brand new year

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The road to success in the NHL ranks begins in the summer.

Right now, your Canadiens are hard at work across the globe preparing for a brand new season.

With that in mind, we tracked down social media content aplenty showcasing some of the training players are putting their bodies through ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

Jeff Petry

After registering career-highs in all three major offensive categories, Jeff certainly wasn't lacking in motivation to hit the gym hard back home in Michigan.

The 31-year-old defenseman is working out at Barwis Methods. The renowned facility has been his training ground for years.

In January, we caught up with Petry's strength coach, Dan Mozes, to learn more about the work they do together during the offseason.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: "He wants to be better than you are, better than he is, and push himself to a new level. The competitor in him is what makes him great." - @DanMozes on @PetryJ READ ������ 💥#GoHabsGo @BarwisMethods

Christian Folin

Skating has clearly been a point of emphasis for Christian this summer.

The 28-year-old Swedish defenseman has been working with power skating and skills coach, Niclas Glader, in Scandinavia.



Training with sports performance coach, Kristian Skarphagen, has also been on the menu.

Artturi Lehkonen

If you're looking for Artturi, you'll find him at Sport Science Lab's facility in Turku, Finland working out under the watchful eye of trainer and physiotherapist, Viljo Niemeläinen.

This marks the sixth year of their partnership.


The 23-year-old forward will be entering his fourth NHL season and sits just 20 points shy of reaching the 100-point mark for his career.

Jordie Benn

We aren't sure if Jordie is a new yogi or not, but players around the League have been talking about the benefits of practicing the discipline for years.

This particular session was conducted at Hot Body Yoga studio in Dallas, where the 31-year-old rearguard spends his summers.

He was joined by his brother, Jamie, who captains the Stars, and former teammate, Vernon Fiddler. 

Fiddler's wife, Chrissy, is a yoga teacher.

Noah Juulsen

Back in April, Noah confirmed that his injury woes were officially behind him and he'd be good to go in the fall.

The 22-year-old blueliner calls Chilliwack, BC home during the offseason and is currently training at Club XO Fitness.



Great Day For A Hike! #elkmountain #chilliwackbc #hikebc

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On Wednesday, he also hit the ice with one of the cutest pups around. Meet Tucker.

@noahjuulsen first ice time with Super Dog 🐶 Tucker.

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