|Assets:||Doesn't panic, can log big minutes and is low-maintenance. Is a good skater and can move the puck quickly out of danger. Is also good in the transition game and positionally sound.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't always handle big NHL forwards very well, nor does he use his frame effectively enough. Tends to avoid contact unless absolutely necessary. Can be hesitant in the attacking zone.|
|Career Potential:||Savvy mobile veteran defenseman.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2002-03|
|NCAA||Hobey Baker Memorial Award||2001-02|
|WCHA||Defensive Player of the Year||2001-02, 2000-01|
|WCHA||First All-Star Team||2001-02, 2000-01|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2001-02, 2000-01|
|WCHA||Second All-Star Team||1999-00|
|WCHA||Third All-Star Team||1998-99|
|3/30/2013||Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres.|
|3/10/2013||Missed 9 games (upper body injury).|
|3/01/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/23/2013||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/21/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/09/2011||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|12/07/2011||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/02/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/18/2011||Missed the last 8 games of the regular season and 2 playoff games (broken left hand).|
|3/26/2011||Broken left hand, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/05/2011||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|3/01/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year contract.|
|5/02/2010||Missed the last 5 playoff games (head injury).|
|4/18/2010||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|3/01/2010||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|7/02/2009||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|6/27/2009||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|3/04/2009||Acquired from the Colorado Avalanche.|
|4/15/2008||Missed 7 games (hip injury).|
|3/28/2008||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|3/22/2008||Missed 5 games (head injury).|
|3/11/2008||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|1/22/2008||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|12/29/2007||Missed 4 games (leg injury).|
|12/19/2007||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|12/13/2007||Missed 21 games (wrist surgery).|
|10/26/2007||Wrist injury, mid-December.|
|10/16/2007||Missed 2 games (hip injury).|
|10/12/2007||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|5/22/2007||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year contract.|
|4/09/2007||Missed the last 25 games of the regular season (wrist injury).|
|2/17/2007||Wrist injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/26/2007||Missed 17 games (groin).|
|12/13/2006||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/02/2006||Missed 25 games (hernia surgery).|
|9/14/2006||Hernia surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/24/2006||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|4/17/2006||Missed 5 games (groin).|
|4/05/2006||Missed 3 games (groin).|
|8/04/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a two-year contract.|
|8/18/2004||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames.|
|1/30/2003||Recalled from Saint John (AHL).|
|1/21/2003||Assigned to Saint John (AHL).|
|12/14/2002||Missed 6 games (shoulder injury).|
|11/29/2002||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|10/19/2002||Missed 4 games (concussion).|
|6/07/2002||Signed by the Calgary Flames.|
|9/26/2000||Acquired from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.|
|3/30/2013||Buffalo Sabres traded Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues for a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2013.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|3/01/2010||Florida Panthers traded Jordan Leopold to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second-round draft pick in 2010.|
|6/27/2009||Florida Panthers traded Jay Bouwmeester to the Calgary Flames for Jordan Leopold and a 3rd round selection in 2009.|
|3/04/2009||Colorado Avalanche traded Jordan Leopold to the Calgary Flames for Lawrence Nycholat, Ryan Wilson and a 2nd round selection in 2009.|
|6/24/2006||Colorado Avalanche traded Alex Tanguay to the Calgary Flames for Jordan Leopold, a 2nd round selection in 2006 and a conditional draft selection in 2006 or 2007.|
|9/26/2000||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim traded Jordan Leopold to the Calgary Flames for Andrei Nazarov and a 2nd round selection in 2001 (Andrei Taratukhin).|
|6/26/1999||Drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim the 2nd round (44th overall) in 1999.|
Jordan Leopold to play tonight for the Blues | 04/01/2013 10:40 AM
NewsJordan Leopold will play his first game for the St. Louis Blues without the benefit of a practice with his teammates.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactThe good news for Leopold is that he will be playing in his home state of Minnesota for his Blues debut after spending all season in the Eastern Conference with the Sabres. He only had two goals and eight points this season but had three straight seasons of double digit goals so he definitely knows how to score. He will play with Kevin Shattenkirk on the blueline and that will not hurt the offensive side of his game.
Blues GM talks about Jordan Leopold | 03/31/2013 8:30 AM
NewsAfter acquiring defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Sabres, Blues GM Doug Armstrong spoke about the dearth of quality blueliners available for trade at the moment.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Impact"To us, when you look at the guys from non-playoff teams that are going to be unrestricted, there's not a lot more guys with experience or the value that Jordan would have," Armstrong said. The Blues certainly struck in advance of the trade deadline in order to pick up a player they felt many teams would covet. Look for Leopold to get minutes on the team's second power play unit in his debut against the Wild Monday.
5th rounder in Leopold's trade could improve | 03/30/2013 5:05 PM
NewsThe fifth round pick tied to Buffalo's trade of Jordan Leopold to St. Louis will become a fourth rounder if the Blues advance past the first round of the playoffs.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactBuffalo will also receive a second round pick for Leopold. This trade isn't surprising, given that Leopold is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and Buffalo's chances of making the playoffs are slim. The Sabres might also deal defenseman Robyn Regehr before the deadline.
St. Louis gets Jordan Leopold for picks | 03/30/2013 4:05 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres have traded Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues for a second round pick and a conditional fifth round selection.
ImpactBoth draft picks are for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Leopold is a versatile blueliner that's capable of eating minutes with the St. Louis Blues. He has some offensive upside, but the presence of Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk will limit Leopold's playing time with the man advantage. Consequently, we're not particularly excited about this trade from a fantasy perspective.
Leopold likely trade target as Sabres sellers | 03/30/2013 9:58 AM
NewsJordan Leopold stands a very good chance of being dealt before Wednesday's trading deadline.
ImpactLeopold is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July, the Sabres are going to be sellers and he is likely not going to fit into the team's plans going forward. Sounds like the veteran defenseman will be moving on for a draft pick.
Leopold nets only goal, Sabres lose to Bolts | 03/26/2013 11:06 PM
NewsJordan Leopold scored Buffalo's only goal in a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay Tuesday night.
ImpactHis second tally of the season was assisted by Marcus Foligno and Brian Flynn. Foligno also picked up a fighting major in the contest when he took on Lightning defender Keith Aulie.
Jordan Leopold sits after IR activation | 03/11/2013 9:41 AM
NewsJordan Leopold was a late scratch after participating in Sunday's pre-game warmup.
ImpactHe was expected to return to the lineup after missing eight games with an upper-body injury, but Andrej Sekera played instead.
Sabres activated Jordan Leopold from IR | 03/10/2013 7:03 PM
NewsBuffalo Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold has been activated from the injured reserve.
Buffalo Sabres on Twitter
ImpactIn exchange, the team sends blueliner Adam Pardy down to the minors. Leopold was dealing with an upper-body injury.
Jordan Leopold remains doubtful for Sunday | 03/10/2013 10:38 AM
NewsJordan Leopold (hand) remains doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Official website of the Buffalo Sabres
ImpactLeopold has missed the past seven games with an upper body injury but seems on the verrge of re-joining the Sabres' lineup.
Leopold hopeful of return to action Sunday | 03/09/2013 8:21 AM
NewsJordan Leopold is hopeful he can return to action Sunday against Phildelphia.
ImpactHe has been out of action since February 17th with an upper body injury but seems on the verrge of re-joining the Sabres' lineup. If for some reason you need Leopold, get ready to activate him.
Jordan Leopold making progress from UBI | 03/06/2013 4:34 PM
NewsThere's no timetable for Jordan Leopold's return from an upper-body injury, but he is making progress.
Impact"It's just not quite there," Leopold said Wednesday. "Getting close and making progress every day. The good thing is I haven't taken any steps backward." He hasn't played since Feb. 17.
Jordan Leopold not expected to play Tuesday | 03/05/2013 9:03 AM
NewsJordan Leopold (upper body) did some off-ice work Monday.
ImpactThe Sabres didn't hold a practice session Monday. Leopold is expected to sit his seventh game with an upper-body injury Tuesday, but interim coach Ron Rolston said the defenseman is making some progress. "Leo, he's feeling better," Rolston said. "He's making good strides, but he still will probably be a little bit longer."
Leopold placed on IR to make room for Flynn | 03/02/2013 10:39 AM
NewsJordan Leopold (upper body) was placed on the injured list Friday to make room for Brian Flynn.
ImpactThis was really a paper move to create a roster spot for Flynn as Leopold seems to be progressing from an upper-body injury. That said, we wouldn't count on Leopold playing this weekend.
Jordan Leopold joins Sabres at practice's end | 02/26/2013 1:38 PM
NewsJordan Leopold (upper body) joined the Buffalo Sabres at the end of practice Tuesday but was not wearing any pads.
John Vogl on Twitter
ImpactLeopold skated in a ball cap and a warm-up suit, meaning he's likely no closer to returning. Leopold has had a lot of struggles this season and remains out indefinitely. He's not worth owning in almost all formats.
Jordan Leopold misses second straight game | 02/24/2013 12:03 PM
NewsJordan Leopold (upper body) missed his second consecutive game Saturday night.
Official website of the Buffalo Sabres
ImpactLeopold has struggled mightily this season and has no fantasy value.
Leopold out Saturday v Islanders | 02/23/2013 10:15 AM
NewsJordan Leopold (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Islanders.
ImpactHe has not been skating and is out indefinitely.
J. Leopold doesn't skate with Sabres Friday | 02/22/2013 1:15 PM
NewsJordan Leopold (upper body) isn't skating with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.
John Vogl on Twitter
ImpactLeopold missed Thursday's game due to the ailment. He has four points and 12 penalty minutes in 16 games this season.
Jordan Leopold to sit Thursday with UBI | 02/21/2013 5:57 PM
NewsJordan Leopold has an upper-body injury and won't play Thursday.
ImpactHe didn't practice the team's morning skate.
Jordan Leopold will be scratched Tuesday | 02/19/2013 1:24 PM
NewsJordan Leopold will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets.
Mike Harrington on Twitter
ImpactLeopold has struggled mightily this season and coach Lindy Ruff is clearly trying to send a message to his veteran defenseman. It looks like T.J. Brennan will replace Leopold in the lineup tonight.
Jordan Leopold plays game No. 600 Tuesday | 02/13/2013 11:19 AM
NewsJordan Leopold dressed in his 600th career game Tuesday night.
ImpactHe registered five shots and two penalty minutes during his 17:52 of ice time in Buffalo's 2-0 loss to Ottawa. Leopold is currently playing in his third season with the Sabres, where he has four points and a minus-6 rating in 14 games.
Jordan Leopold records two points in loss | 02/06/2013 12:14 AM
NewsJordan Leopold scored his first goal of the season and added an assist, but it wasn't enough as the Sabres dropped a 4-3 decision to Ottawa Tuesday.
ImpactDespite the two-point effort, Leopold has struggled mightily this season with three points and a minus-7 rating in 10 games. His name recognition exceeds his value at this point. Jason Pominville also scored his sixth goal of the season in the loss.
Leopold expects team to gather by weekend | 01/08/2013 11:28 AM
NewsBuffalo defenseman Jordan Leopold expects the entire team to be in town by the weekend.
Impact"They're eager to get back," he said. "[Ratification] is a process that will take a little bit. We can't just snap our fingers and have everybody here but the good news is that by the end of the weekend, hopefully things will be signed, sealed, delivered." Leopold didn't play anywhere during the lockout and he posted 24 points in 79 games last season.
|3/10/2013||Buf||Phi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2004-05||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Goals||1||2 times-last:at TB||last:Mar 26||1|
|Assists||2||vs. Col||Apr 23||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Col||last:Apr 23||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||7 times-last:at Fla||last:Mar 28||10|
|Plus/Minus||1||9 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Apr 25||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||39 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Apr 27||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. Col||Apr 23||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||39 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||39 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shots||5||at Ott||Feb 12||5|
|Penalty Minutes||68||2005-06 (Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2003-04 (Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2006-07 (Col)|
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