MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens said Thursday they have loaned defenceman Josh Brook to the Krefeld Pinguine, in the German Elite League (DEL), for the start of the 2020-2021 season.

Brook will however be back for the Habs' training camp and his American Hockey League club, the Laval Rocket, said general manager Marc Bergevin in a news release.

In his first full pro season in 2019-20, Brook scored four goals and had nine assists in 60 games with the Rocket.

The six-foot, one-inch, 193-pound defenceman has four goals and 10 assists in 67 career AHL games with the Rocket.

Brook was selected in the second round, 56th overall, by the Canadiens in the 2017 NHL Draft.

-- this report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 5, 2020.