Colorado Avalanche
St. Louis Blues
Jordan Leopold
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JordanLeopold
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 206
BIRTHDATE: 08/03/1980
AGE: 34
BIRTHPLACE: Golden Valley, MN, USA
DRAFTED: ANA: 1999-44 overall


THIS SEASON
- Ranks second among Avalanche defensemen in goals (6) and points (20).
- Scored the winning goal on his first career shootout attempt, Feb. 15 at Detroit.
- Collected his 100th NHL point with an assist on Jan. 10 vs. Pittsburgh.
- Scored a penalty shot goal on Dec. 15 at Detroit (Chris Osgood).
- First penalty shot goal by an NHL defenseman since Carolina's Frantisek Kaberle on Jan. 13, 2006 vs. Nashville.
- First penalty shot goal by an Avalanche/Nordiques defenseman since Alexei Gusarov on March 10, 1993 vs. Buffalo.
- Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 9 vs. Los Angeles.
- Compiled a three-game point streak, Oct. 20-25, his longest since joining the Avalanche.
2007-08 SEASON
Recorded 13 points (5g/8a) and was +5 in 43 games for the Avalanche…Missed a total of 35 games due to injury…Sat out two games, Oct. 12-13, with a hip injury…Missed 21 games (Oct. 26-Dec. 12) due to a wrist injury suffered on Oct. 23 at Edmonton…Underwent wrist surgery on Oct. 26…Scored his first goal of the season on Dec. 15 vs. Nashville, his first tally since Feb. 8, 2007…Missed four games (leg laceration) from Dec. 19-27…Sat out two games due to illness, Jan. 18-20…Recorded a career-high three assists on March 1 vs. Los Angeles…Leopold’s three points matched his career best set March 23, 2006 at St. Louis…Left in the first period on March 9 at Dallas (head)…Missed three games…Scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time in his NHL career, March 24-26…Missed three games (hip), March 28-30. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in seven of Colorado’s 10 postseason games…Registered points in back-to-back contests, April 15-17…Tied his career playoff high with two points (2a) in Game Four (CQF) vs. Minnesota on April 15.

CAREER
2006-07:
Missed all but 15 games due to three separate injuries…Missed the first 25 games of the season following hernia surgery performed on Aug. 1…Was activated from the IR on Dec. 1 and made his Avalanche debut on Dec. 2 at Vancouver…Sat out 17 games because of a groin injury, Dec. 13-Jan. 20…Returned to action following the All-Star Break…Suffered a wrist injury on Feb. 15 at Calgary, forcing him to miss the final 25 games of the season…Underwent surgery for a fractured wrist on Feb. 21. 2005-06: Finished second on the Flames in average time on ice (22:19)…Skated in his 200th NHL game on March 4 vs. San Jose…Recorded a career-high three points on March 23 at St. Louis, notching two assists and the game-winning goal…Missed eight games due to injury. PLAYOFFS: Dressed in seven playoff games, notching one assist. 2003-04: Appeared in all 82 regular season games and all 26 playoff contests for the Flames…Led Calgary defensemen in scoring with 33 points (9g/24a)…Finished fifth on the team in points, tied for third in assists, was second in power-play points (17) and second in ice-time (22:14)…Played in his 100th NHL game on Jan. 13 at Toronto…Tallied his first career multi-goal game on Nov. 1 vs. Columbus. PLAYOFFS: Made his NHL playoff debut, skating in all 26 games for Calgary…Led the Flames defense in scoring with 10 points (10a) and was second in average ice-time (25:41)…Collected two assists in his first NHL playoff game, April 7 at Vancouver (WCQF)…Led the Flames with four assists in the second round against San Jose…Played in his first Stanley Cup Final match in Game One at Tampa Bay on May 25…Posted a PP assist in Game Seven. 2002-03: Led all Flames rookies with 14 points (4g/10a) in his first NHL season…Made his NHL debut on Oct. 19 at Chicago…Registered his first career goal/point on Oct. 26 vs. St. Louis…Posted his first career assist and multi-point game on Nov. 2 vs. Colorado (1g/1a)…Missed 10 games due to injury.

INTERNATIONAL
Has represented the United States at two World Junior Championships, four World Championships and one Olympics…Played for Team USA at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, where he scored one goal in six games…Was invited to participate in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey but suffered an injury in training camp which kept him out of the tournament…Led all USA defensemen in scoring with four points (1g/3a) at the 2003 IIHF World Championship.

COLLEGE
2001-02: Captured the 2002 Hobey Baker Memorial Award as a senior at the University of Minnesota…Became just the fourth defenseman to win the award…Was also named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the WCHA First All-Star Team…Led the NCAA in scoring among defensemen with 48 points (20g/28a)…Captained the Gophers to the 2002 NCAA championship. 2000-01: Was runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award as a junior…Named to the WCHA First All-Star Team and the NCAA West First All-Star Team. Other: Was selected to the WCHA Second All-Star Team as a sophomore in 1999-2000 and was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team as a freshman in 1998-99.

PERSONAL
Jordan and his wife, Jamie, have two daughters…Is involved with the Garth Brooks “Teammates For Kids” Foundation.