Jordy Stallard is not yet a household name, but the kid's getting more and more attention in the minors. Enough in fact to get drafted in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft by Kevin Cheveldayoff and his team.
"He's a good local kid. I had a good opportunity to talk with him on the phone. He's extremely excited to be drafted by the Jets. He's a player we're going to look to continue to develop. Good size, good speed, rangy type kid."
However, his year is now over due to a shoulder injury.
Stallard was playing in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen and improving steadily until recently. From a modest 26 points in 58 games back in 2014-2015, he was now almost a one-point-per-game type of player. He was traded from Calgary to the Prince Albert Raiders earlier this season, a move that seemed to help him a lot. He had 10 points in 8 games so far with the Raiders, an exceptional pace.
The shoulder injury happened at a critical moment in his career. The surgery went really well and he expects to make a full recovery though, something we can all be happy about.
"The surgery went perfect. It went really well, but obviously I'm pretty sore right now. I'm probably going to be slinged up for about three weeks here, but I'll jump into rehab as soon as I can.", he precised.
Let's hope he will heal perfectly and continue his progression next year!