There could be another Jordan in North Carolina soon enough.
Plymouth Whalers defenceman Michal Jordan signed an entry-level NHL deal Friday with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, who have assigned him to the AHL's Albany River Rats.
It's a two-way contract for Jordan, who had 32 points in 41 games with the Whalers this season and captained the Czech Republic at the world junior championship in Saskatchewan. The fourth-round pick will join Albany, which is ahead of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1-0 in its first-round playoff series.
Understandably, with the ties between Plymouth and the NHL's Hurricanes, Jordan isn't the only former Whaler in Albany. Centre Chris Terry and goalie Justin Peters, among others, have been with the Rats this season.
(And yes, if Jordan makes it to the big club, people will have a field day pointing out there's a M. Jordan playing for the NHL team in the state where Michael Jordan now runs a NBA team, the Charlotte Bobcats.)