North American Skater
HEIGHT: 5' 8"
Weight: 175
Born: 09/29/1990
Mid Term Rank: 4
Nationality: American
Club: U. of Minnesota
League: WCHA
NHL Central Scouting’s Jack Barzee
“He’s a dynamic player, a leader and a type of player that has developed into a complete offensive and defensive threat every time he is on the ice. He has a rocket of a wrist shot and he can beat you by putting the puck in the net, going around a defender, or freezing the goaltender and passing it off to one of his wingers. The concern is going to be his overall size, like there was with Scott Gomez, with Brian Gionta and with Patrick Kane, but at the same age he is probably a little thicker and a little bit more compact than they were. He’s a great hockey player.”

Minnesota University head Coach Don Lucia
Strengths: “Jordan has a good strong base where he’s hard to knock off the puck. Quickness is not an issue for him. He’s a strong skater and has real good speed. He’s a thick kid. Jordan isn’t six-feet tall, but he’s thick. He’s strong physically throughout his body. He’s got what you’d call a good hockey body. He has a very heavy shot. He has elite hands and as heavy a shot as we have on our team. He can beat a goalie from far out.”

Weaknesses: “We’d like to see him shoot more. He looks for other players and tries to get them the puck, which shows he’s a great teammate, but we’d like to see him trust his own shot more.”

Overall: “He’s got the whole package. He’s been an elite player for three years now, but I think he will continue to become a better player at every facet of the game. He has an exceptional head for the game. His hockey sense is elite -- he has that great, great hockey sense. He’s extremely motivated and he wants to be a take-charge guy.”