2005-06: After sustaining an early season-ending knee injury that forced him to redshirt what would’ve been his junior season at UAF in 2004-05, Jordan Hendry came back better than ever in 2005-06. He finished the season with 14 points (four goals, ten assists) playing in 38 games. Hendry was a mainstay on the UAF blueline often logging upwards of 20-30 minutes of ice time per game. He was named the recipient of UAF’s Shawn Chambers award as the team’s top defenseman. The Nanooks team captain finishes his UAF career with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) playing in 112 games.
2007-08: Hendry split the season between Rockford and Chicago, putting up similar numbers with both teams. Though his offensive statistics did not blow anyone away, Hendry’s physical brand of hockey and shutdown capabilities made him a valuable contributor on defense. In 40 games with Chicago, Hendry had an even plus/minus rating and saw solid ice time as a penalty killer.
A real warrior is perhaps the best way to describe Hendry. He is a fierce competitor with a never-say-die attitude. He is a very smart, two-way defenseman who plays as hard as he works. Hendry thrives in the physical game and can often be found laying some punishing hits on the opposition. One of Hendry’s best attributes is his skating. He combines power with excellent speed. He is very good in transitioning and has demonstrated a willingness to jump into plays. He reads and follows plays well and is very solid positionally. Hendry is quite good one-on-one, often making it difficult for opposing forwards to shake him off. As good as Hendry is defensively, he is almost equally good offensively. He has great poise and patience with the puck and has no trouble getting it to the net. He can quarterback the power play and possesses a blistering slap shot. Hendry is also a player who leads by example.
Hendry has proven to be a safe and reliable player so he will likely find his calling as a third-pairing defenseman.