Canadiens Send Poehling to AHL

BROSSARD, Que. — Highly-regarded Montreal Canadiens prospect Ryan Poehling will start the season in the American Hockey League.

The Canadiens have sent their first-round pick from 2017 (25th overall) to their AHL affiliate in Laval, Que.

Poehling suffered a concussion in a pre-season game against the Florida Panthers in Bathurst, N.B., on Sept. 18 and did not play for the rest of the exhibition schedule.

Montreal Canadiens Ryan Poehling
Montreal Canadiens’ Ryan Poehling (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Poehling, 20, had a hat trick in his first and only NHL game to date, last year’s season finale against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The American-born centre played the last three years at St. Cloud State in the NCAA.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 1, 2019.

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