2008-09: Jordan Nolan led the offensively challenged Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in points with 43 and penalty minutes with 158. The team as a whole was dead last in the OHL standings with little positive to speak of on the season. Nolan played in all situations, including acting as enforcer for the team.
2009-10: In 49 games with the SOO Greyhounds Nolan posted 23 goals, 25 assists, and 88 PIM. After his season was finished he joined the Ontario Reign of the ECHL and posted 1 goal and 1 assists in 3 games.
2010-11: Nolan skated in 75 games for the Manchester Monarchs in his first pro season and served as a policeman for some of the more talented skaters while playing an effective energy game. Nolan was third on the Monarchs with 115 PMs, including 10 fighting majors, and was -2 with 5 goals and 12 assists. The Monarchs finished second in the Atlantic Division and faced eventual AHL champion Binghamton in the first round. Nolan skated in all seven playoff games for Manchester and was -2 with 2 assists and 4 PMs.
2011-12: Nolan made his NHL debut with the Kings in February and steadily established himself as a fixture in a lower line defensive forward role. After skating in 26 regular season games, Nolan played in all 20 games during Los Angeles' playoff run to the Stanley Cup. Nolan scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was plus-two with 28 penalty minutes in the regular season and in the playoffs he scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was plus-one with 21 penalty minutes; averaging 7:17 minutes of ice time. In 40 games with AHL Manchester prior to being called up he scored 9 goals with 13 assists and was plus-six with 119 penalty minutes.
The son of NHL coach Ted Nolan, Jordan is solidly built with a large frame filled out with plenty of muscle. While not in the heavy-weight class of enforcers, he can more than hold his own and play a defensive forward role to keep himself on the ice.
Nolan was a part of the Kings' run to the 2012 Stanley Cup and is likely to stick with the club whenever the NHL lockout ends.