Future Watch: Jordan Weal Hockey Rookie Cards, Flyers – Sometimes a player gets drafted and never gets a chance to fully crack the lineup because the team is just too talented. The Los Angeles Kings are that team and their former prospect, Jordan Weal is that guy.
Drafted 70th overall in 2010 he never got a chance to play with the Kings regularly. Since that time, he has only seen playing time in 10 games with the big club. However, playing for Kings AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs he scored 10 goals and 22 points in the Calder Cup Finals. He won the MVP Award, an AHL championship, a new contract and now he’s been traded to the Philadelphia Flyers.
This is a good thing because the Flyers will be able to give this talented center an opportunity to shine. At 5′-10″, 180lbs he’s strong enough to be able to handle bottom six duties with his new club. He’s smart, has a scoring touch, and now he’s waiting for that big chance at the age of 23.
Jordan Weal’s first hockey cards were released in 2009-10 In The Game Heroes & Prospects. However, his prime rookie card is his Young Guns RC in 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey. There are so many cards to get in this release and now here’s another who can turn out to be a late bloomer.
Here’s an interview earlier this season with Weal:
Here’s a look at him playing in the AHL:
Weal’s first, officially licensed NHL rookie card depicts him pictured in a Kings uniform. Collectors don’t seem to care about that since this happens quite frequently. However, look for him to be pictured in a Flyers uniform in future hockey card releases.
When a team trades for a player, that means they have a need they think he can fill. That has to be exciting for Weal and now we wait and see if he can make his mark in the city of brotherly love.