Anaheim Ducks‘ undrafted 7th year defenseman Jordan Hendry(6) has appeared in NHL games in 5 of his pro years. In 130 contests he has 4 goals and 9 assists, while maintaining a reliable +2 rating. He was also on the Chicago Blackhawks‘ 2010 Stanley Cup Championship team but left unsigned after his fifth season in the system.
As an unrestricted free agent, he agreed to a training camp tryout last year with Minnesota Wild and by all accounts had a good run during preseason. He reported to their AHL affiliate Houston Aeros on a pto but was ultimately released after only 10 games.
He then signed a deal to skate with Lugano of the NLA in Switzerland to finish out the season.
The 28-year returned for 2012/2013 when offered a 1-year 2-way deal with the Ducks
He was on the NHL
opening night roster but reassigned to Norfolk Admirals
(his second go round with the team under his only two parent clubs), when he didn’t crack the lineup for a second appearance. In 31 AHL
games, he had a pair of goals and assists before he was recently recalled.
The 6′ 194 lbs. blue liner skated 24 shifts and was on the ice for an average of 17 minutes in both wins. He’s easily a 5-6 depth guy on defense but fairly accountable and that won’t hurt his chances to continue making visits to the show.