Canadian: Jordan Harris in the shadows

Canadian: Jordan Harris in the shadows

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An old hockey cliché is that it's up to the other players to take the torch when there are injuries. On the blue line, the Canadian must manage with four rookies due to the absences of Joel Edmundson and Mike Matheson.

While Kaiden Guhle has drawn reflectors to him with his inspired play since the start of the campaign, Jordan Harris is also one of the key players among the defenders squad. 

In four of the five first CH games, Harris crossed the 19 minute mark. The number 54 forms a very good duo with another rookie, Johnathan Kovacevic, a defender acquired on waivers from the Winnipeg Jets before the start of the season. 

“Jordan is playing very well,” said head coach Martin St-Louis. I like his skating and I think he defends his territory really well. He defends with his feet and his hockey. He is also quite physical, but above all he has good defensive positioning. We talk less about Jordan, but he does the job.”

Blocked shots

Since the start of the regular season, the third choice tour du CH in 2018 got an assist and he has a differential of +5. The 22-year-old American also showed he's not afraid to sacrifice his body with 13 blocked shots. In this category, he is second on the team behind David Savard (27 blocked shots). 

The former captain of the Northeastern Huskies in the NCAA had appeared in 10  at the end of last season, scoring a goal with a record of +3. 

♦ The CH was to hold a training session at 11:30 a.m. this morning at the Bell Centre. Martin St-Louis was however forced to cancel it due to a water main break.