Jordan Julien Caron (born November 2, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was drafted in the first round, 25th overall, by the Boston Bruins in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from the Rimouski Océanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
Caron in 2014
November 2, 1990|
Sayabec, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
25th overall, 2009|
Caron played for the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in 2005–06 prior to being drafted by the Rimouski Océanic in the first round, eighth overall in the 2006 QMJHL Draft. In his rookie season with the team, Caron finished fifth in team scoring, earning 40 points in 56 games, and led Rimouski with a +11 rating.
In his second year in Rimouski, Caron would miss some time due to injuries, appearing in only 46 games, however, he would improve on his point total from the previous year, scoring 20 goals and adding 23 assists for 43 points, helping the Océanic make the playoffs. Caron added four points in nine playoff games.
In 2008–09, Caron would once again improve with his numbers, appearing in 56 games, scoring a team high 36 goals, while earning 67 points, third highest on the club. In the playoffs, Caron earned 11 points in 13 games. Since Rimouski was hosting the 2009 Memorial Cup, the team had an automatic berth in the tournament. In four games, Caron scored two goals, as Rimouski was eliminated after losing to the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in the tie-breaking game.
Caron began the 2009–10 season with Rimouski, where in 20 games, he had 9 goals and 20 points. At the trade deadline, Caron was traded (along with teammate Patrice Cormier) to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Caron finished the season with Huskies, where in 23 games, he scored 17 goals and 33 points. Caron then added 7 goals and 18 points in 11 playoff games for Rouyn-Noranda.
Caron signed with the Boston Bruins on March 31, 2010. He began the 2010–11 season in the Bruins' NHL roster. He scored his first NHL goal on October 16, 2010, against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. When Boston won the Stanley Cup in 2011, Caron received a Stanley Cup ring and was included in the team picture, although did not meet the requirement to have his named engraved on the Cup.
On July 16, 2014, Caron re-signed for his fifth season with the Bruins organization on a one-year contract. At the beginning of the 2014–15 season, despite making the Bruins' opening night roster, Caron was placed waivers on October 4, 2014. Going unclaimed, Caron was later reassigned to the Bruins' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins. Caron maintained his scoring touch in the AHL and appeared in 11 games over two call-ups with the Bruins before March 2, 2015, when he was traded )along with a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft) to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey. Caron made his Avalanche debut on March 4, 2015, in a 3–1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Initially promoted to play on the top scoring lines, Caron was unable to produce and endured a diminishing role to end the season, going scoreless in 19 games with the Avalanche. As an impending restricted free agent, Caron was not offered a new contract by Colorado, after which he became a free agent.
On July 2, 2015, Caron signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues. At the conclusion of his contract with the Blues, Caron was not extended and left as a free agent. On September 25, 2017, Caron accepted an AHL invitation to attend the Toronto Marlies' 2017 training camp. On October 9, he signed with Krefeld Pinguine of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was limited to just 8 games with Krefeld due to injury, posting 10 points.
In the following 2018–19 season, Caron returned for his second campaign with Krefeld. He continued to display his offensive prowess in the DEL, collecting 11 points in 12 games before leaving the club to take up a two-year contract with Russian outfit, HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL, on November 2, 2018.
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- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
- "QMJHL: Cormier, Caron dealt to Rouyn-Noranda at Deadline". The Canadian Press. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
- "Bruins announce six roster transactions". Boston Bruins. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- "Bruins put former first-round pick Caron on waivers". Sports Illustrated. 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
- "Avalanche acquires Jordan Caron". Colorado Avalanche. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
- "Avalanche end Pens' four game win streak". National Hockey League. 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
- "Joey Hishon will be Qualified, Jordan Caron will not". bsndenver.com. 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
- St. Louis Blues (2015-07-02). "Blues agree deal with Caron". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
- "Marlies announce training camp roster". Toronto Marlies. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
- "Jordan Caron im Anflug: Krefeld Pinguine verpflichten weiteren Stürmer". Krefeld-Pinguine (in German). October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
- "Siberia strengthened by Canadian forward" (in Russian). HC Sibir Novosibirsk. 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
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|Awards and achievements|
| Boston Bruins first round draft pick