Jordan Leopold

Jordan Leopold ( born August 3, 1980 in Golden Valley, Minnesota ) is an American professional ice hockey player who plays for the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League on the position of the defender since March 2013.


Leopold was selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1999 in the second round to 44th place by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. In 2002 he received the award for best male college player, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. In the same year he also made ​​his debut in the U.S. national team.

Although he had been drafted in 1999, he played his first NHL game until the 2002/03 season. This season he played 58 games for the Calgary Flames and scored 14 points, including four goals. In the second season with the Flames, he graduated in the regular season, all 82 games and reached the playoffs for the first time in the NHL, where you only lost in the Stanley Cup finals Tampa Bay Lightning. On 24 June 2006 he joined the exchange with Alex Tanguay to Denver at the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche got from Calgary for Tanguay besides Leopold also a draft pick for the second round in the NHL Entry Draft in 2006, and another draft pick for the second round in the NHL Entry Draft in 2007.

In Colorado, he completed 122 games and scored 38 points, including 13 goals, before it was transferred on March 4, 2009, the day of the trade deadline in exchange for defender Lawrence Nycholat and Ryan Wilson and a second-round draft pick in return to Calgary. In his first game for his new team, he scored in a 5-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers score a goal. However, he remained only until the end of the season in the Canadian Hockey metropolis, as it was submitted as part of the NHL Entry Draft in 2009, together with a third- round draft law to the Florida Panthers. In return, the Flames were the primary contract bargaining rights for free agent defenseman Jay Bouwmeester. In the season 2009/10 Leopold graduated 61 games for the Florida Panthers and reached in these seven goals and 18 templates.

On 1 May 2010, the U.S. Defender was transferred to a second-round vote in NHL Entry Draft 2010 on the Pittsburgh Penguins. At the Playoffs Leopold participated in the first series only on a complete game. In the second game between the Penguins and the Ottawa Senators, which took place on 16 April 2010, the defender was by a body check of the player Andy Sutton several seconds motionless on the ice. He returned to a shorter recovery time back to the second game of the Conference semi-finals.

On 1 July 2010, the Buffalo Sabres Jordan Leopold took as a free agent contract. On March 30, 2013, was transferred to the St. Louis Blues.

Awards and achievements

  • 2002 WCHA First All -Star Team
  • 2002 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2002 NCAA West First All-American Team
  • 2002 Hobey Baker Memorial Award
  • 2003 NHL Young Stars Game

Career Stats


( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )