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Jordan Leopold

Jordan Leopold  #33

Defenseman
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: August 3, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Golden Valley, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 206 DRAFTED: ANA / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (44th overall)
PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS *Ninth trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs *Registered three shots and three blocked shots in Game 2 at CHI (5/3) *Ranks third on Wild roster in career playoff games *Appeared in all 26 games as Calgary advanced to 2004 Stanley Cup Final. Led team defensemen in scoring and ranked second in TOI 2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *Skated 18:42 at STL (4/11) - highest TOI with Minnesota *Notched an assist for first point with Wild at NSH (3/17) - 19th native of Minnesota to register a point with Wild *Had four blocked shots and skated 17:28 at STL (3/14) *Led team with four blocked shots and skated 17:19 in Wild debut vs. OTT (3/3)...21st Minnesota native to play in a game for the Wild *Skated season-high 22:47 at FLA (12/4) *Totaled a power-play goal, two assists and nine PIM in 18 games with Columbus *Recorded two PIM in seven games with St. Louis
WCHA All-Rookie Team (1999) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2000) WCHA First All-Star Team (2001, 2002) NCAA West First All-American Team (2001) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2002) Traded to Calgary by Anaheim for Andrei Nazarov and Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Phoenix, later traded back to Calgary Calgary selected Andrei Taratukhin) in 2001 Entry Draft, September 26, 2000. Traded to Colorado by Calgary with Calgary's 2nd round choice (Codey Burki) in 2006 Entry Draft and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Trevor Cann) in 2007 Entry Draft for Alex Tanguay, June 24, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to off-season hernia surgery, groin injury and wrist injury vs. Calgary, February 15, 2007. Traded to Calgary by Colorado for Ryan Wilson, Lawrence Nycholat and Montreal's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Colorado selected Stefan Elliott) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Traded to Florida by Calgary with Phoenix's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Josh Birkholz) in 2009 Entry Draft for Jay Bouwmeester, June 27, 2009. Traded to Pittsburgh by Florida for Pittsburgh's 2nd round choice (Connor Brickley) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2010. Traded to St. Louis by Buffalo for St. Louis' 2nd (Justin Bailey) and 5th (Anthony Florentino) round choices in 2013 Entry Draft, March 30, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to hand (November 7, 2013 vs. Calgary) and ankle (February 8, 2014 vs. Winnipeg) injuries.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson