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).

Jordan Caron
Jordan Caron - Boston Bruins.jpg
Caron in 2014
Born (1990-11-02) November 2, 1990 (age 29)
Sayabec, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Sibir Novosibirsk
Boston Bruins
Colorado Avalanche
St. Louis Blues
Krefeld Pinguine
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2009
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2010–present

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Caron played in the 2003 and 2004 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with the Rimouski Océanic minor ice hockey team.[1].

JuniorEdit

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[2] 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.[citation needed]

ProfessionalEdit

 
Caron in 2012.

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.[citation needed]

On July 16, 2014, Caron re-signed for his fifth season with the Bruins organization on a one-year contract.[3] At the beginning of the 2014–15 season, despite making the Bruins' opening night roster, Caron was placed waivers on October 4, 2014.[4] 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.[5] Caron made his Avalanche debut on March 4, 2015, in a 3–1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.[6] 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.[7]

On July 2, 2015, Caron signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.[8] 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.[9] On October 9, he signed with Krefeld Pinguine of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).[10] He was limited to just 8 games with Krefeld due to injury, posting 10 points.[citation needed]

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.[11]

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2010 Canada

Caron played for Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan. He won a silver medal with the team while scoring four assists.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 59 18 22 40 41
2007–08 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 46 20 23 43 42 9 3 1 4 18
2008–09 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 56 36 31 67 66 13 6 5 11 16
2009–10 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 20 9 11 20 8
2009–10 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 23 17 16 33 16 11 7 11 18 15
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 23 3 4 7 6 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 47 12 16 28 16
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 48 7 8 15 14 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 17 4 9 13 10
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 47 11 7 18 38 12 2 7 9 10
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 17 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 35 1 2 3 36 7 1 0 1 4
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 11 0 0 0 16
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 23 9 9 18 10
2014–15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 19 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 70 17 19 36 115
2015–16 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Chicago Wolves AHL 57 5 20 25 47 9 0 1 1 2
2017–18 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 8 6 4 10 35
2018–19 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 12 5 6 11 10
2018–19 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 33 5 7 12 29
NHL totals 157 12 16 28 78 9 1 0 1 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WJC   6 0 4 4 6
Junior totals 6 0 4 4 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  2. ^ "QMJHL: Cormier, Caron dealt to Rouyn-Noranda at Deadline". The Canadian Press. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  3. ^ "Bruins announce six roster transactions". Boston Bruins. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  4. ^ "Bruins put former first-round pick Caron on waivers". Sports Illustrated. 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  5. ^ "Avalanche acquires Jordan Caron". Colorado Avalanche. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  6. ^ "Avalanche end Pens' four game win streak". National Hockey League. 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  7. ^ "Joey Hishon will be Qualified, Jordan Caron will not". bsndenver.com. 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  8. ^ St. Louis Blues (2015-07-02). "Blues agree deal with Caron". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  9. ^ "Marlies announce training camp roster". Toronto Marlies. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  10. ^ "Jordan Caron im Anflug: Krefeld Pinguine verpflichten weiteren Stürmer". Krefeld-Pinguine (in German). October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Siberia strengthened by Canadian forward" (in Russian). HC Sibir Novosibirsk. 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2018-11-02.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Joe Colborne
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
2009
Succeeded by
Tyler Seguin