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A depth defenseman at this point in his career who possesses good offensive instincts.


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October 2021 – Gross has cleared waivers after some training camp and preseason action and will be reporting to the AHL Eagles for the 2021-22 season. The 26-year-old should not be considered fantasy-relevant given the other options in the Colorado system. Hayden Soboleski

August 2021- After becoming a Group-6 unrestricted free agent this summer, Gross has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Gross spent all of last season with the Coyotes, mostly on their taxi squad. He had three assists in seven games, picking up all of those helpers in one game against Anaheim. Gross missed the final 14 contests of 2020-21 after suffering a concussion and Grade 2 MCL sprain courtesy of a giant hit from Ryan Reaves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR_hvf9UQ-s . Fully recovered now, expect him to play a depth role with Colorado, most likely spending a good part of the campaign in the AHL. Keith Duggan

October 2020- Gross put up similar numbers to his first year of pro, 10 goals and 27 points in 2019-20, compared to five goals and 25 points in 2018-19.  He did earn his first NHL call-up and notched an assist in two games with the Coyotes along with a plus -2 ratings. His entry-level contract is now over but Gross is most likely resigned, adding depth to the Coyotes. Look for him to spend another year in the AHL or on Arizona’s taxi squad. Keith Duggan

December 2019- Gross has earned his first NHL call-up and will make his NHL debut on December 22nd. He’s notched four goals and 15 points in 26 games so far this year, good for second among Tucson blueliners in scoring. Keith Duggan

June 2019- It was a solid first year of pro for Gross. While he didn’t rack up the points like in college, Gross showed well in the AHL. He finished 14th among rookie blueliners in the AHL with five goals and 25 points in 61 games. Heading into 2019-20 it’s expected Gross spends another year in the AHL, he still needs some work with play in his own zone. Gross is expected to see more power-play time though and should put up more points. Keith Duggan

April 2018- The Coyotes added the offensive-minded defenseman Jordan Gross to the mix by signing the Hobey Baker Award nominee to a two-year, entry-level contract. Gross, who recently completed an impressive four-year career at the University of Notre Dame, quickly joined the Coyotes AHL affiliate in Tucson before their season ended. He took warmups in one game and suited up the next contest, notching two assists in his pro debut. Gross played 159 games for the Fighting Irish over his four seasons and produced 121 points (36 goals, 85 assists). Only two defensemen tallied more career points for Notre Dame. As a senior, Gross notched 10 goals and 20 assists, third on the team in points and tops among d-men along with leading his team and Big Ten defenseman with 143 shots on goal. He also helped guide the Irish to the NCAA championship game, which it lost 2-1 to Minnesota-Duluth. “Jordan was one of the top defenseman in the NCAA last year and we’re thrilled to add him to our organization,” Coyotes GM John Chayka recently said. “He’s a mobile, puck-moving, right-shot defenseman who is very smart.” Gross most likely starts next season in the AHL but if he continues to impress could see some time with the Coyotes. Might be a fantasy dark horse candidate as he seems to have the makings of the new NHL defenseman. Not overly big but a strong skater with excellent offensive instincts. Gross could be the next Tory Krug or he could be the next college FA that fizzles off just as quick. Keith Duggan

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 9, 1995
Height 5‘10”
Weight 177 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Maple Grove HighUSHS-MN25 6 1824 8|Playoffs3 2 46
 2011-2012 Maple Grove HighUSHS-MN25 15 2439 27|Playoffs3 2 57
  Team Twin Cities OrthopedicsUMHSEHL19 6 1016 22|Playoffs3 0 00
  Maple Grove HighMN State2 0 11 2|        
  B16 - Red (Final 54)MNHP-163 0 22 -|        
  Green Bay GamblersUSHL6 2 02 0|        
 2012-2013 Green Bay GamblersUSHL64 7 2431 12|Playoffs4 0 11
 2013-2014 Green Bay GamblersUSHL50 2