Jordan Leopold was drafted in the 2nd round (44th overall) by the Anaheim Ducks back in 1999. Leopold has played with four different teams prior to being signed by the Sabres. The offensive defenseman will be 30 by the start of the 2010-2011 season.
He won the Hobey Baker Award in 2002 while playing for the NCAA.
Leopold has hit 20 points in four of his seven seasons in the NHL so far. His career best performance came back in the 2003-2004 season when he played all 82 games and collected 33 points.
Leopold has not been known for his physical play, but for his willingness to take the puck on offense. He is not afraid to go into the zone and make something happen. He is an excellent skater and a solid addition for the Sabres.
He also brings in some playoff experience, totaling 15 points in 54 games, but has yet to score a goal in the postseason.
Here is Leopold’s first goal as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins:
Here is a look at Leopold’s career stats:[table “38” not found /]