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.
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.
The Canadian Press