Jordan Weal became Ak Bars player
Former NHL forward Jordan Weal has signed a two-year contract in the Kontinental Hockey League with Ak Bars Kazan. Weal had 7 goals and 17 assists in 34 games with the Laval Rocket last season while under contract with the Montreal Canadiens.
Jordan Weal was born on April 15, 1992 in Saskatoon, Canada. He played four years (2008-2012) of major junior hockey with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey (WHL). During that time, Weal was selected in the third round, 70th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
In 2015 he made his NHL debut for the Los Angeles Kings and in January 2016, Weal moved to the Philadelphia Flyers, where he spent three years.
In 2019 he was traded to the Arizona Cayotes, but soon Coyotes traded Weal to the Montreal Canadiens.
Total he had 218 games in NHL regular season, scoring 69 (32+37) points. Jordan Weal has three appearances in the drawing Stanley Cup.
Achievements: The Calder Cup winner (2015), silver medal at the World Challenge Cup (2009), AHL All-Star Game (2015, 2017).
Marat Valiullin, general manager of Ak Bars:
– Weal is a playmaker and it’s his main quality, he knows how to play in the powerplay, he can also take over the game. Sure, that the training of the North Americans together with the speed will allow Jordan to adapt to the KHL faster.