Noah Juulsen, the Montreal Canadiens first-round pick in 2015, appears to have a strong shot earn a roster spot in the NHL this season.
Juulsen posted an assist in the Canadiens' preseason debut on Monday night and head coach Claude Julien said he liked what he saw from the 20-year-old defenceman.

“We like the way he skates and his transition game,” Julien told the Montreal Gazette. “He’s going to get a chance to make this team and if he doesn’t he’s not going to be too far away.”

Juulsen was selected 26th overall in 2015 and has spent the past two seasons with the Everett Silvertips in WHL. He posted a career-high 12 goals and 22 assists while playing a career-low of 49 games with the Silvertips last season.