The Philadelphia Flyers’ have recalled forward Jordan Weal
Jordan Weal was acquired last season from the Los Angeles Kings in the Luke Schenn and Vincent Lecavalier trade. Weal played just four games last season for the Philadelphia Flyers, a total of 14 games between LA and Philadelphia.
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Per GM Ron Hextall, the #Flyers have placed Travis Konecny on Injured Reserve and recalled F Jordan Weal from the @LVPhantoms.
The 24-year-old center is enjoying an impressive season in the AHL leading the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in scoring 15 goals, 32 assists for 47 points in 43 games this season while sitting second in AHL scoring.
“He’s been pretty consistent all year,” Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon said of Weal’s play this season. “Second leading scorer in the league, so I don’t think we can say anything about being more consistent. A guy [who], from a production standpoint, has been there all year for us,” Gordon added. (Tony Androckitis) (highlandparkhockey.blogspot.ca)
Jordan Weal took injured forward Travis Konecny’s left-wing spot on the Philadelphia Flyers second line in practice Friday morning.
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Weal is an undersized but tenacious right-handed shooting center. He is hard on the forecheck and creates turnovers in the offensive zone. A consistent scorer both at the junior level and in the AHL, he competes in all three zones. His size is a concern as he could be overmatched against the bigger, faster defenders and opposing forwards in the NHL. Weal’s productivity and combativeness suggest he can contribute given the opportunity. (hockeysfuture.com)
The North Vancouver, British Columbia native has proved he can score in the American Hockey League, in 264 career AHL games scoring 73 goals 147assists for 220 career points.
The young forward will look to force his way into becoming a full-time NHL’er with the Philadelphia Flyers. Weal is in a contract year and would like nothing more to prove he can play in the National Hockey League.