– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of 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 on the NHL level, or $200,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of $225,000.
Jordan, 23, completed his fourth professional season in 2013-14, leading all Charlotte Checkers (AHL) defensemen with 21 assists. The Zlin, Czech Republic, native played in 70 of Charlotte’s 76 games last season, and ranked second among team blueliners with 25 points.
Carolina drafted Jordan in the fourth round, 105th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. Since turning professional to start the 2010-11 season, Jordan (6’1”, 196 lbs.) has scored 18 goals and earned 63 assists (81 points) in 267 career AHL regular-season games with Charlotte. He made his NHL debut during the 2012-13 season, playing in five games with the Hurricanes.