Michal Jordan

Kevin LeBlanc

2015-06-02

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Michal Jordan, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 196

Born: 1990-7-17

Hometown: Zlin, CZE

Drafted: 2008 4th round 105th overall – Carolina Hurricanes

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

June 2015 – Jordan inked a one-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. The deal will pay the defenseman $625,000 for the 2015-16 season. Kevin LeBlanc

June 2015 – It was a milestone year for Michal Jordan in 2014-15.  To start the season, he was named captain of the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. During his 30 games in Charlotte he became the Checkers all-time leader in games played (297), goals (20), assists (72) and points (92) by a defenseman. 

 

Jordan was called up multiple times throughout the season and filled in well when called upon. Although he went scoreless through 21 games to start his NHL career, he did record 6 points in his next 22 games to end the season. He was granted second unit power-play time by head coach Bill Peters and responded with 2 power-play goals. His peripheral stats were strong, averaging more than one shot and almost two blocked shots per game.

 

After the season was complete, he represented his native Czech Republic in the World Championships with two points in ten games and a fourth place finish.

His skating stride is a bit upright but gets the job done. Jordan’s biggest asset is his size and ability to make a good first pass on the breakout. He has an above average shot and should get some power-play time in the upcoming season.  If he sticks with the Canes, expect a 20-point season with decent blocks, hits and shot numbers. Kevin LeBlanc

 

July 2013 – Carolina has extended a qualifying off to Michal Jordan a promising defensemen that was part of a successful Carolina Checkers team. Jordan isnt far from making the jump to the NHL and should be a solid defensmen for the Hurricanes in the future. He is lacking the offensive spark he had when drafted but as he gets more comfortable he should find some more freedom on ice. Andrew Ward

 

March 2013 – The Czech native received his first NHL cup of coffee in his third year in North American pro hockey. He has been part of a rather responsible Charlotte Checkers defensive core and was the next in line for recall. His first taste was nothing special, he does not seem far away from more, but he needs to breakout and find the more offensive game he played while in junior. At the age of 22, he still has much room to grow and refine in the minors. Jason Banks

 

February 2012 – Jordan is a European transplant that came over to the OHL as in import. He played four seasons in juniors with Windsor and Plymouth. He possesses great offensive talents especially on the power play and is a stable puck-moving defenseman. The knock on Jordan is that he needs to play more aggressive and physical style to make it to the next level. He is currently in his second year with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

Jordan can create opportunity offensively but still needs to work on other facets of his game. Probably will never be a first-unit PP quarterback in the NHL.

 

Footage:

Michal Jordan scores his first NHL goal vs. Ottawa

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Jordan throwing back in his junior days with Plymouth Whalers on 3/6/2009:

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