February 14, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Michal Jordan (47) watches the game during the 2nd period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Maple Leafs 3-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign Michal Jordan

The Carolina Hurricanes and Charlotte Checkers have not announced anything yet, but CapGeek.com has Hurricanes’ RFA Michal Jordan re-signed through next season.

According to the popular hockey salary website, Jordan signed a new one-year/two-way contract on Tuesday worth $550,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL. This amount is actually $50,000 less than what Jordan was making in the past three years.

Last season, Jordan was named a started at the AHL All-Star Game and recorded 16 points in 54 games for the Checkers. The Czech Republic native also played five games for the Hurricanes.

It’s unlikely that Jordan makes the Hurricanes’ roster out of training camp. There is only one spot left on the Canes’ defense with Brett Bellemore and Ryan Murphy ahead of Jordan on the depth chart. But the 22-year-old will be a valuable injury call-up for the defense.

After the Checkers lost three defensemen to overseas clubs earlier this summer, it’s good that one of their more important blue-liners is coming back for at least one more season.

Jordan was chosen by the Hurricanes in the fourth round of the 2008 Draft. During his time in juniors, Jordan represented the Czech Republic at three different U20 World Championships.

This past season was Jordan’s third with the Checkers, he has amassed 56 points in 197 career games.


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