Jordan Weal

by Edric on November 14, 2017

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Jordan Weal, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-10

Weight: 171

Born: 1992-04-15

Hometown: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Drafted: 2010 by Los Angeles, 70th overall

 
Observations:

November 2017 – Jordan Weal has been back for nine games since recovering from an upper-body condition, even so he has managed to only two pointsin that span. After promising glimpses last year he has had issues just staying healthy so he can hardly be blamed for the lack of accumulated momentum. It would seem he is gun-shy at times as he is not as assertive as what you would expect given his escapades in seasons’ past. Edric Joseph

 

April 2017 – Jordan Weal missed the April 4th game against the Devils due to experiencing flu-like symptons. This development could not have come at much worse a time as he had a five game point streak going into that game and aside from that looked much more at home. He’s always active out there and his high-energy approach has been paying off with creating more opportunities for himself and others. Edric Joseph

 

March 2017 – Jordan Weal has made his return to the lineup after successfully recovering from a lower-body injury. Two games into his return he is still looking to continue where he left off with three points in the four games previous to sustaining the ailment. Edric Joseph
 

June 2016Philadelphia elected to qualify Weal and maintain his restricted free agent rights. While Weal holds arbitration rights, it is unlikely the young forward would pursue that avenue with such a limited track record at the NHL-level. Cam Robinson

 

June 2016 – A midseason trade from LA to Philadelphia was supposed to help Weal break through at the NHL level. However, his time in a Flyers' uniform has been underwhelming. The former junior and AHL star spent the majority of 2015-16 in the press box, suiting up for just four games after the January trade and producing no points. Cam Robinson

 

October 2015 – Predictably, Weal has had trouble leaving the LA bench, as Coach Darryl Sutter usually prefers bigger lines. A month in, he's only appeared in one game. The talent is apparent, but will the opportunity be there? He may need a change of scenery. Sheng Peng

 

September 2015 – Weal has enjoyed an outstanding training camp and will almost certainly start off the season with the Kings. The question is, Where will he play? Coach Darryl Sutter seems to prefer bigger bodies, especially in his bottom-six. The smallish pivot will have to make the most of his opportunities, but has the hands and quickness to do so. Sheng Peng

 

August 2015 – After proving himself in the AHL for a few years now, Weal has a real shot to make the Kings bottom six and provide some offense. He is a player that could surprise this year, especially if spots open up due to injuries. On the other hand, it is getting to the point where not making it might indicate that he doesn't feature prominently in the Kings' long term plans. Austin Wallace

 

February 2015 – Currently tied for third in AHL scoring, Weal has been playing great in the AHL for the past two seasons. The Monarchs have three of the top four scorers in the AHL and of the three Weal is the only one to have put up good numbers two seasons in a row. The LA Kings are currently stocked at the forward position so there is no room for him right now, but there could be in the future. The biggest hurdle for him is where the LA Kings see him and if they will move someone out to make room for him. Hopefully they make room for him as he is an exciting player to watch; the rich just seem to get richer. Pat Quinn

 

September 2013 – Kopitar, Richards and Stoll have the centre positions locked down in Los Angeles, making it extremely difficult for new young pivots to break into the Kings' system and that's exactly the situation Jordan Weal finds himself in. In his first full professional season, Weal tallied 15 goals and 33 points in 63 games with the Manchester Monarchs (AHL). Weal has shown the Kings' coaching staff that he has become stronger over the past year and he's showing to be much more confident during training camp. He's a talented puck carrier, swift skater and gifted distributor that continues to get better with every passing day. Weal is quite undersized by NHL standards so it is vital that he continues to gain strength and he will have the chance to do that while playing with the Monarchs again this season.Brendan Ross

 

February 2012 – Weal has been one of the most dangerous forwards in the entire WHL this season. He is a small, shifty, forward that has put up outstanding numbers. With 93 points in 58 games, he is on pace to set new career highs. Weal currently sits 3rd in the WHL scoring race. He is going to have to put the team on his back if the Pats are to make some noise in this year’s playoffs. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Has some offensive potential and he's getting stronger but he will need to overcome some veteran talent on the Kings depth chart.

 

 

Footage:

Weal tallies the playoff hat trick:

 

 

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