|Written by Russ Bitely|
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).
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.
Jordan throwing back in his junior days with Plymouth Whalers on 3/6/2009:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
The Canes have never been an organization built on star defense. Instead, Carolina has typically run a balanced top- six of gritty two-way defenders (think Glen Wesley) mixed with offensive specialists (see: Steve Chiasson, Sandis Ozolinsh). In fact, the one time the Canes tried to deviate this, they ended up with, well, Jack Johnson. Michal Jordan is a typical Hurricane defenseman in many ways. A fluid skater with excellent awareness in all three zones, the 18-year-old's cannon of a shot and great offensive IQ make him a multi-faceted threat. Improving from six to 22 to 42 points with the OHL's Plymouth Whalers, Jordan has every gift - plus a 6'2, 181 lbs frame - to be an NHLer very soon.
Upside: #4/5 D, second PP unit QB, (10-35-45)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 75%, 50%
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:56|