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Jordan Weal (born April 15, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing within the Montreal Canadiens organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Weal was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round (70th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Jordan Weal
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Born (1992-04-15) April 15, 1992 (age 27)
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings
Philadelphia Flyers
Arizona Coyotes
NHL Draft 70th overall, 2010
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2011–present

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Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Weal played in the 2004 and 2005 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from North Vancouver.[1]

Weal played four years (20082012) of major junior hockey with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL),[2] scoring 135 goals and 250 assists for 385 points, while earning 186 penalty minutes, in 282 games played. During that time, Weal was selected in the third round, 70th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was recognized for his outstanding play when he was named to the 2011–12 WHL (East) First All-Star Team.[3]

On April 18, 2011, the Kings signed Weal to a three-year entry level contract.[4] While with the Kings' American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, Weal won the Calder Cup in 2015, being chosen the playoffs' most valuable player with 10 goals and 12 assists.[5]

On January 6, 2016, Weal was traded by the Kings at the mid-point of the 2015–16 season, along with a third round pick, to the Philadelphia Flyers, in exchange for Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn.[6]

During the 2016–17 season, Weal scored his first NHL goal against the Colorado Avalanche on February 28, 2017.[7]

In the 2018–19 season, his fourth within the Flyers organization, Weal registered three goals and nine points in 28 games. On January 11, 2019, he was traded to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Jacob Graves and a 2019 sixth-round pick.[8] Weal was unable to show his offensive attributes with the Coyotes, contributing just one goal and one assist in 19 games.

On February 25, 2019, the Coyotes traded Weal to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Michael Chaput.[9] He performed admirably to close out the season for the Canadiens, recording four goals and six assists in 16 games. On April 26, 2019, the Canadiens re-signed Weal to a two-year, $2.8 million contract.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Regina Pats WHL 3 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Regina Pats WHL 65 16 54 70 26
2009–10 Regina Pats WHL 72 35 67 102 54
2010–11 Regina Pats WHL 72 43 53 96 70
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 7 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Regina Pats WHL 70 41 75 116 36 5 1 4 5 0
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 63 15 18 33 38 4 0 2 2 4
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 73 23 47 70 42 4 0 3 3 2
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 73 20 49 69 56 19 10 12 22 16
2015–16 Los Angeles Kings NHL 10 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 43 15 32 47 30
2016–17 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 23 8 4 12 10
2017–18 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 8 13 21 12 1 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 28 3 6 9 16
2018–19 Arizona Coyotes NHL 19 1 1 2 0
2018–19 Montreal Canadiens NHL 16 4 6 10 2
NHL totals 169 24 30 54 42 1 0 0 0 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada Pacific U17   6 1 5 6 2
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 3 6 9 30
Junior totals 12 4 11 15 32

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
WHL
(East) First All-Star Team 2011–12 [3]
AHL
Second All-Star Team 2014–15 [11]
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy 2014–15 [5]
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Regina Pats star Jordan Weal leaves a legacy". leaderpost.com. April 1, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "2012 WHL EAST ALL STARS & AWARD FINALISTS". whl.ca. March 21, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Kings Sign Tyler Toffoli and Jordan Weal to Three-Year Entry Level Contracts". Los Angeles Kings. April 18, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "At last, Monarchs rule the AHL". American Hockey League. June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "LA Kings acquire Lecavalier, Schenn from Flyers". Yahoo! Sports. January 6, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Jordan Weal's goal late in overtime gives Flyers win over Hurricane". sportsnet.ca. February 6, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Weal traded by Flyers to Coyotes". National Hockey League. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Canadiens acquire Jordan Weal from Arizona". Montreal Canadiens. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Canadiens sign centre Jordan Weal to two-year contract". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "First, Second Team AHL All-Stars named". American Hockey League. April 1, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  12. ^ "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2015.

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