MONTREAL | Noah Juulsen has participated in only 37 games over the past two seasons. The choice of the first round of the Canadian 2015 has worn the uniform of the CH for the last 21 meetings and the Rocket of Laval to 16 other meetings.
For the development of a young defender, it is quite nightmarish.
Juulsen, however, has the sense to exit quietly from the storm.
Bothered by headaches and vision problems since he has received two pucks in the face during a game against the Washington Capitals on November 18, 2018, the advocate, the 23-year-old now believes that these are problems of the past.
“I have not suffered from decline for a long time, said Juulsen during a conference call with members of the media in montreal. I feel great. I look forward to reconnecting with the action. ”
On the mental plane, Juulsen has felt a great release on the 11th of march. Inactive since the 29th of November, he returned to action in the face of the Bulls of Belleville. It was just before the interruption of the season in the american League.
“Even if it was just a game, it was huge for me, recalled Juulsen. I have gone through a long period of time where I was facing the unknown. It was a good feeling to be back in the game. I had confidence in my ability and the coaches gave me confidence. Even if I hadn’t played for a long time, they did not hesitate to send me on the ice. I’ve played nearly 18 minutes during the evening. It was good playing again with my teammates. ”
This season, Juulsen played only in the american League, participating in 13 games with the tape to Joel Bouchard. He has obtained three assists and maintained a differential of +6.
“Noah is a guy very quiet, but he works really hard, has noted the attacker Yannick Veilleux of the Rocket. I had already played with him in his first season among the professionals in 2017-2018. I was really happy for him when he came back to the game by the end of the season. He wanted to have fun and it showed. He was very solid for a defender who had not played for a long time. I am looking forward to the idea of knowing that he found the health. ”
For the season 2020-2021, Juulsen will aim to reposition themselves in the race for a position on the blue line with the Habs. The back of 6 ‘ 3 ” and 191 lbs has not touched the ice in the NHL since December 17, 2018.