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Michal Jordán
Born July 17, 1990,
Zlín
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
KHL team
F. teams
Amur Khabarovsk
OHL
Windsor Spitfires
Plymouth Whalers
AHL
Charlotte Checkers
NHL
Carolina Hurricanes
KHL
Ak Bars Kazan
Ntl. team Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
NHL Draft 105th overall, 2008
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2005–present

Michal Jordán (born on July 17, 1990 in Zlín) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with the Amur Khabarovsk of the KHL. He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fourth round, 105th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Club career[]

Jordán began playing junior hockey with the HC Zlín organisation. In 2007, he moved to North America in order to play with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. However, after just 22 games played with the Spitfires, Jordán moved to the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL where he finished the season with 39 regular season games and 4 play-off games played. He continued with the Whalers for the next two seasons.

Jordán made his senior debut in the 2010-11 season with the Carolina Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.[1] He spent two whole seasons with the Checkers.

In the 2012-13 season, Jordán played 54 regular season games and 1 play-off game with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL and also 5 games with the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. In this season, Jordán also played at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game.

Then he spent again the whole 2013-14 season with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.

On October 9, 2014, just prior to the commencement of the 2014-15 season, his fifth with the Checkers, Jordán was named the Checkers' captain. He played 30 games with the Charlotte Checkers during this season while he also played 38 games with the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL.

In the 2015-16 season, Jordán played 36 games with the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and 4 games with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.

After six years within the Hurricanes organization, Jordán left as a free agent following the 2015-16 season. On October 7, 2016, he belatedly signed a one-year deal for the duration of the 2016-17 season with the Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL.[2] He was limited to 27 regular season games with the Ak Bars Kazan, contributing with 7 points. He added another 2 points in 9 play-off games.

As a free agent, Jordán opted to continue in the KHL, securing a two-year contract with the Amur Khabarovsk on May 26, 2017.[3] During the 2018-19 season, Jordán was named the KHL Defenceman of the Week on February 25, 2019.

During the 2019-20 season, in which he continued with the Amur Khabarovsk, in November 2019, amidst the controversy of Bill Peters racially-charged comments toward a former player of color, Jordán came to the forefront of NHL media as he described playing for Peters as an "...experience with the worst coach ever by far." He went on to describe how Peters would kick and punch him and others players in the head during a game.[4]

In the 2019-20 season, he was again named the KHL Defenceman of the Week on February 28, 2020.

Jordán continued with the Amur Khabarovsk of the KHL during the 2020-21 season. He is signed there until the end of this season.

International career[]

Jordán played with the Czech National Team at the 2007 World U18 Championship, 2008 World U18 Championship Division I (winning there a gold medal and being named the best defenceman while having most assists by defenceman (5) on the tournament), 2008, 2009 and 2010 World Junior Championships (as the captain at the 2010 tournament), 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 World Championships, 2016 World Cup of Hockey and at the 2018 Olympics.


Career statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 22 1 5 6 12
2007–08 Plymouth Whalers OHL 39 5 17 22 32 4 0 3 3 6
2008–09 Plymouth Whalers OHL 58 12 30 42 39 11 0 3 3 12
2009–10 Plymouth Whalers OHL 41 13 19 32 18 9 0 5 5 8
2010–11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 67 4 14 18 35 16 0 2 2 0
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 76 4 18 22 43
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 54 6 10 16 22 1 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 70 4 21 25 20
2014–15 Charlotte Checkers AHL 30 2 9 11 4
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 38 2 4 6 4
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 36 1 0 1 12
2015–16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 4 3 0 3 0
2016–17 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 27 2 5 7 4 9 1 1 2 0
2017–18 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 48 2 6 8 8 5 0 1 1 4
2018–19 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 54 2 13 15 16
2019–20 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 61 7 11 18 20
NHL totals 79 3 4 7 18
KHL totals 190 13 35 48 48 14 1 2 3 4

International[]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold 2008 Poland Division I Group A
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Czech Republic WJC18 9th 6 0 1 1 4
2008 Czech Republic WJC18-D1 11th 5 0 5 5 6
2008 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 0 1 1 4
2009 Czech Republic WJC 6th 6 0 1 1 0
2010 Czech Republic WJC 7th 6 0 1 1 4
2014 Czech Republic WC 4th 9 0 1 1 2
2015 Czech Republic WC 4th 10 1 1 2 2
2016 Czech Republic WC 5th 8 1 0 1 10
2016 Czech Republic WCH 6th 3 0 1 1 2
2018 Czech Republic OG 4th 5 1 0 1 2
2018 Czech Republic WC 7th 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 29 0 9 9 18
Senior totals 42 3 3 6 18

Awards and honours[]

Award Year
IIHF World U18 Championship Division I Best Defenceman 2008 [5]

References[]

  1. Charlotte Checkers 2011-12 season preview. Hockey's Future.com (2011-10-01). Retrieved on 2011-10-01.
  2. New defender Jordan to Ak Bars (Russian). Ak Bars Kazan (2016-10-07). Retrieved on 2016-10-07.
  3. Amur decides on 5th import (Russian). Amur Khabarovsk (2017-05-26). Retrieved on 2017-05-26.
  4. Peters physical with Michal Jordan. Twitter (2019-11-26). Retrieved on 2019-11-28.
  5. Hockey Awards & Achievements Best Defenceman. eliteprospects.com (2010-03-04). Retrieved on 2010-03-04.

External links[]

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