RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Michal Jordan (MIH-kahl yohr-DAHN) on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Jordan $550,000 at the NHL level or $125,000 at the minor-league level, with a guarantee of at least $150,000.
Jordan, 22, made his NHL debut on Feb. 14 against the Toronto Maple Leafs and played in five games with the Hurricanes in 2012-13, averaging 10:41 of ice time per game. The Zlin, Czech Republic native also notched six goals and earned 10 assists (16 points) in 54 regular-season games during 2012-13 with Carolina’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.
Drafted by Carolina in the fourth round, 105th overall, of the 2008 NHL Draft, Jordan (6’1”, 195 lbs.) has notched 14 goals and earned 42 assists (56 points) in 197 career AHL regular-season games with the Checkers. He represented the Checkers at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game in Providence, RI.