Jordan Krestanovich

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Jordan Krestanovich
Born (1981-06-14) June 14, 1981 (age 33)
Langley, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Colorado Avalanche
SEL
Mora IK
Serie A
Bolzano HC
SG Cortina
CZE
BK Mladá Boleslav
EIHL
Braehead Clan
NHL Draft 152nd overall, 1999
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2001–2013

Jordan Krestanovich (born June 14, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is the former player-head coach for the Braehead Clan in the British Elite Ice Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Krestanovich was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round, 152nd overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Jordan played junior hockey with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League, winning the President's Cup in 1999, prior to being drafted.

He turned pro in 2001, spending several years with the Avalanche's American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears with brief appearances for the Avalanche in 2001–02 and 2003–04.

On March 8, 2004, Krestanovich was traded from the Avalanche to the Minnesota Wild for Chris Bala, only to play with the Wild's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros.

A free agent, Krestanovich signed with the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL for the 2004–05 season before spending the following year overseas with Mora IK of the Elitserien and Bolzano HC of the Italian Serie-A. In 2006–07, Jordan returned to the Ice Pilots of the ECHL before he was traded to become the captain of the Victoria Salmon Kings.

On August 6, 2008, Krestanovich left again for the Italian Hockey League signing with SG Cortina.[1] After finishing second on Cortina with 37 points in the 2009–10 season Krestanovich was signed to a one-year contract by Czech team BK Mladá Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga on June 25, 2010.[2]

On 4 November 2010, Krestanovich was signed as a free agent by former team-mate Bruce Richardson to a one-year contract with Scottish team Braehead Clan of the Elite Ice Hockey League.[3] On 23 May 2011 Krestanovich re-signed with the Braehead Clan for the 2011/12 season.[4] He was made captain with Jade Galbraith and Tim Wedderburn as his alternates.

On the 15th of June 2012, Braehead announced that Krestanovich had been appointed as the new player/coach following the unexpected departure of Drew Bannister.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Calgary Hitmen WHL 22 1 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Calgary Hitmen WHL 62 6 13 19 10 20 3 8 11 4
1999–00 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 19 24 43 22 13 7 7 14 4
1999–00 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Calgary Hitmen WHL 70 40 60 100 32 12 8 4 12 8
2000–01 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 68 12 22 34 18 8 1 0 1 0
2001–02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 8 0 2 2 0
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 70 13 21 34 24 4 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 38 4 15 19 11
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 14 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 12 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 69 27 41 68 22 3 1 1 2 0
2005–06 Mora IK SEL 18 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Bolzano HC ITL 20 11 11 22 2
2006–07 Penascola Ice Pilots ECHL 14 3 5 8 18
2006–07 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 54 12 25 37 14 6 1 6 7 2
2007–08 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 70 13 52 65 20 5 0 1 1 2
2008–09 SG Cortina ITL 42 17 35 52 8 4 1 0 1 0
2009–10 SG Cortina ITL 40 15 22 37 12
2010–11 Braehead Clan EIHL 43 16 34 50 44 2 1 1 2 0
2011–12 Braehead Clan EIHL 50 29 40 69 20 2 0 2 2 0
2012–13 Braehead Clan EIHL 52 14 30 44 24 2 0 4 4 2
NHL totals 22 0 2 2 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiel McLoed and Jordan Krestanovich join Cortina" (in Italian). SG Cortina. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Canadian addition to BK Mladá Boleslav" (in Czech). BK Mladá Boleslav. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Clan sign NHL forward". Elite Ice Hockey League. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Former NHL player set to return". Braehead Clan. 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kiel McLeod
Victoria Salmon Kings team captain
2008
Succeeded by
Wes Goldie