2002-06: The Medicine Hat Tigers selected Jordan Bendfeld in the fourth round of the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft. He played for the Leduc Oil Kings program before joining the Tigers for the second half of the 2004-05 season. He returned to Medicine Hat for the
2005-06 season, which was also his first full season in the WHL.
2006-07: 72 games with Medicine Hat (WHL), Bendfeld potted a career-high nine goals and 30 points, while accumulating a personal best 136 penalty minutes to boot. Even though he only registered five points in the Tigers’ 23 game playoff run, he was rewarded with the WHL title for 2006-07.
2007-08: In his fourth season with the Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL), the defenseman tallied six goals and 25 points in 72 appearances, racking up 160 penalty minutes in the process.
2008-09: After four years in the WHL, this was Bendfeld’s first season with the Stockton Thunder (ECHL). In 17 games, he tallied a goal and three points.
A man among boys in junior, the Edmonton area product welcomed all challenges when it came to dropping the gloves. His offensive numbers took a minor slide in his final junior year but the Oilers didn’t redraft him for his scoring upside; they liked him for his size and toughness which he has plenty of.
Bendfeld turned pro in 2008-09.