The guy's invisible. Not ineffective, just invisible. You don't notice him until he makes a rush into the offensive zone or a sweet pass out of his own end. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but there's simply no flash or flair. Goes about his work, is well liked in the room, and consistently described as a consummate pro. He'll make a terrific addition to the Pens.
“Jordan Leopold played against Alex Ovechkin every shift last time Florida played Washington,” head coach Dan Bylsma noted. “When his coaches decided who plays against the other team's top line, it was Jordan. That may not be the case for us. ... I think we're getting a guy that will help us defend against the other teams' good players. He's proven that and has been counted on to be that for his team this year."
"This is a guy that's played against good players, whether it's Ovechkin or other guys,” Shero said. “That's what he's done. When you're playing 22 minutes a game, as he was in Florida, you're going to get those assignments. They've got a few other guys that did that. Leopold was one of the guys