Juolevi scored a power-play goal in Monday's 7-1 win over the Senators.
With the game already comfortably in hand, Juolevi got a rare power-play shift and made the most of it for the Canucks' sixth goal. It was his first goal and point in seven outings this season, and his first career NHL tally. The Finn has added seven hits, eight blocked shots and a plus-1 rating, but don't expect him to become a big power-play producer yet -- he's likely to play in a limited third-pairing role.
Juolevi played a career-high 21:59 during Thursday's loss to Montreal.
Included in that ice time was 8:46 played on the penalty kill. Juolevi was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's contest, but with half of the Canucks blueline battling injuries, expect a bigger role for the rookie defender for the foreseeable future. Juolevi has no points through five games, but he'll have increased opportunities to find the scoresheet thanks to his increased ice time.
Juolevi is expected to log regular minutes on the 23-man roster for Vancouver next season according to general manager Jim Benning, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Juolevi saw action in just one of Vancouver's 16 postseason contests and is still looking to make his regular-season NHL debut. In the minors this year, the 22-year-old blueliner notched two goals and 23 helpers in 45 appearances. Selected by the team with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, Juolevi will likely serve on the third pairing and may be a healthy scratch from time to time.
Juolevi has five points in his last three games with AHL Utica
The scoring outburst comes after a six-game point drought, but it's encouraging to see nonetheless. Juolevi has had bad luck with injuries early in his career, but he's only 21 and has plenty of time to grow. With 13 points in 25 contests in the AHL, Juolevi will look to continue his development and work his way into making his NHL debut.
Juolevi (lower body) registered one shot and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-1 loss to AHL Binghamton.
Juolevi missed time this season due to a lower-body injury but has returned to action in the minors. With the blueliner healthy, he should be on the short list of potential call-ups throughout the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign.
Juolevi was diagnosed with a lower-body injury Saturday and is without a timetable for a return.
The 21-year-old has had extremely bad luck with injuries early on in his NHL career. This season, Juolevi was coming off major knee surgery and had been hoping to make his mark at the AHL level. By doing so, the highly-touted blueliner could force his way to the NHL level. Unfortunately, Juolevi's most recent injury leaves his future status up in the air. The team has yet to share an estimated timeline.
The Canucks assigned Juolevi (knee) to AHL Utica on Saturday.
Juolevi appeared to be breaking out before a major knee injury derailed his 2018-19 campaign, racking up one goal and 13 points in 18 AHL appearances. The 21-year-old blueliner's demotion to the minors suggests he's now back to 100 percent. If he dominates early on, it won't be long before Juolevi earns a call-up to the big club.
Juolevi (knee) is not expected to suit up in any preseason games for Vancouver and could miss the start of the 2019-20 campaign, Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Juolevi underwent surgery to repair his knee in December and is still working him way back. The blueliner figures to continue practicing with Vancouver during camp, but won't be up to game speed any time soon. Once given the all-clear the Finn will almost certainly start the year in the minors with AHL Utica and will need to prove he is at 100 percent in order to earn a call-up.
Juolevi (knee) is expected to be a full participant at the Canucks' upcoming prospect training camp.
Juolevi has been skating since June, so this news doesn't exactly come as a surprise, but it's still nice to see that the youngster has presumably made a full recovery from the knee surgery he underwent in December. The fifth overall pick from the 2016 NHL Entry Draft will get a chance to compete for a spot on the big club's Opening Night roster during training camp, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him start the year with AHL Utica. The 21-year-old blueliner was highly impressive in limited action in the minors in 2018-19, racking up one goal and 13 points in 18 appearances.
Juolevi (knee) has been cleared to begin skating Monday, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.
Juolevi logged 18 games for AHL Utica, in which he tallied one goal and 12 assists, before suffering a knee injury that cost him the rest of the season. If the defender can get back up to 100 percent before the start of training camp, he could contend for a spot on the Opening Night roster.
Juolevi (knee) had successful surgery and will be out for the season.
Juolevi was developing nicely in his first season with the Utica Comets of the AHL, tallying 13 points in 18 games. The season-ending surgery certainly rules out the idea that he could earn a promotion to Vancouver later in the campaign. He will be good to go for the next training camp, where he'll compete for a roster spot on the 2019-20 Canucks.
Juolevi (back) will compete for a roster spot in training camp, the Vancouver Sun reports.
This report implies that Juolevi is recovered from "relatively minor" back surgery, but the greater concern for the prospect is that the Canucks selected Quinn Hughes seventh overall in this year's draft. While Hughes reportedly will play for the University of Michigan in the upcoming season, Juolevi is in danger of becoming an afterthought as far as Canucks prospects are concerned. The Finn went fifth overall in the 2016 draft but has yet to even reach the AHL stage.
Juolevi will have a microdiscectomy on a disc in his lower back, the team announced Monday.
The Canucks were unable to provide a timeline on Juolevi's recovery, but it could impact his availability for training camp this fall. The Finn managed seven goals, 12 helpers and a plus-7 rating in 38 games with TPS Turku of the Swedish league during the 2017-18 campaign. The uncertainty regarding the 20-year-old's status could impact the organization's impending decisions on restricted free-agent blueliners Derrick Pouliot and Troy Stecher.
Juolevi will play in his native Finland this season.
With seemingly no chance to make the NHL roster this season, Juolevi will head home to continue developing his game. The 19-year-old will be worth watching in the future, but probably not this season.
Juolevi was cut from the Canucks' roster Friday, The Province reports.
Although Juolevi was unable to crack the NHL, it's rumored Vancouver wants him to use the 2017-18 season to work on his weaknesses at the junior level. Last season the 19-year-old put up 42 points over 58 contests in the OHL, which is fantastic for a defenseman. Juolevi is currently undecided whether to play in the OHL or journey to Finland for the upcoming season.
General Manager Jim Benning said Friday that Juolevi clocked in at 200 pounds, according to Sportsnet's Dan Murphy.
While it's good to see the 6-foot-3 Juolevi filling out, the offseason signings of fellow rearguards Michael Del Zotto and Patrick Wiercioch may make it harder for the youngster to crack the Opening Night roster. Benning did refer to Del Zotto as a "power-play defenseman," but also said they will make room for Juolevi if he earns it. The 19-year-old put up 42 points in 58 games with London of the OHL last season and is expected to play a key role on Vancouver's blue line in the future.
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