Canadiens’ dangerous luck with their first-round draft picks continues


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Juulsen makes it seven straight first-round picks who didn’t work out for the Canadiens, beginning in 2009 after they chosen Louis Leblanc 18th total. That was adopted by Jarred Tinordi (22nd total, 2010), Nathan Beaulieu (17th, 2011), Alex Galchenyuk (third, 2012), Mike McCarron (25th, 2013), Nikita Scherbak (26th, 2014) and Juulsen in 2015.

“From the primary day I noticed him at camp I assumed he’s a younger defenceman that’s acquired plenty of promise for the long run,” Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry stated Monday when requested about Juulsen. “With the best way he performed for us earlier than his damage he was a very good man to have on the again finish. Like I stated, with the unlucky accidents he had, lacking fairly a little bit of time, you recognize we didn’t get to see a lot of him. However from what I hear and every little thing he stated together with his full restoration, he’s a man that would positively carry rather a lot to a crew.”