Leopold to play in World Cup of Hockey

Updated: August 18, 2004, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames locked up one of the key components of their Stanley Cup run Wednesday, re-signing restricted free agent defenseman Jordan Leopold to a one-year, $950,000 contract.

Jordan Leopold
Defense
Calgary Flames
Profile
2003-2004 SEASON STATISTICS
GM G A PTS +/- PIM
82 9 24 33 8 24

Leopold, 24, had a career-high nine goals and 24 assists with Calgary last season. The 6-foot-1 defenseman added 10 assists in 26 playoff games to help lead the Flames to their first Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1989.

His solid season earned him a spot on the American team at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

"Jordan is a good young defenseman who we expect to continue to develop and improve his game," said Flames coach Darryl Sutter. "With his age and ability, he is a strong fit for our organization."

Leopold was acquired from Anaheim in 2000 after the Ducks selected him 44th overall in the 1999 draft. He has 13 goals and 34 assists in 140 career games, all with Calgary.


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