Juolevi traded to Panthers by Canucks

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Olli Juolevi was traded to the Florida Panthers by the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday for forward Juho Lammikko and defenseman Noah Juulsen.

The 23-year-old defenseman, who was selected by Vancouver with the No. 5 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, scored three points (two goals, one assist) in 23 games last season, his first in the NHL.

“We are excited to welcome another young defenseman like Olli to our organization,” Panthers general manager Bill Zito said. “We look forward to Olli developing with our club as he joins our deepening core on the blueline.”

Lammikko, a 25-year-old center, scored five points (four goals, one assist) in 44 games last season. Selected by Florida in the third round (No. 65) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Lammikko has scored 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 84 games.

Juulsen, a 24-year-old defenseman, was placed on waivers by the Panthers on Oct. 1 after he played in only four games last season, his first in Florida. A first-round pick (No. 26) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2015 NHL Draft, Juulsen has scored eight points (two goals, six assists) in 48 games.

“We’re pleased to welcome Noah and Juho to Vancouver,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning. “We would also like to thank Olli for his years of service with the Canucks organization and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

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