Jordan Sigalet
the NHL

Jordan Sigalet

Hometown:

New Westminster BC

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1981-02-19

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

1999

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

7th round, 209th overall, 2001 NHL Entry Draft by Boston

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Sigalet played two seasons for Victoria in the BCHL. He moved on to Bowling Green U. where he backed up Tyler Masters.

2004-05:The Bowling Green State alum was a Hobey Baker award finalist in his senior year capturing a team record of 1,140 saves and also led the nation in saves, shots faced and minutes. Sigalet became the first goaltender in the history of Bowling Green State to be named a captain. He was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

2005-06: Sigalet signed his first pro contract with Boston and played his rookie season in Providence (AHL). While he struggled with consistency from game to game, Sigalet made more starts than any other goaltender on the Providence Bruins and statistically, he finished the season among the top ten in the league. He had a brief one minute NHL debut on January 7th.

2006-07: Despite an overall improvement in both his confidence and his performance, Sigalet was forced to take a backseat while the Bruins attempted to jumpstart Hannu Toivonen. He has demonstrated steady improvement since turning pro and become a reliable number two goaltender for the Providence Bruins. Sigalet led the team in shutouts, save percentage and wins and was named Providence’s Man of the Year at the end of the season.

2005 HF Article on Sigalet.

Talent Analysis

With the attention paid to Sigalet’s ongoing battle with MS, his talent as a goaltender is often forgotten. A superb athlete, he has sound mechanics and a good glove hand. He has the size to cover the net. Good save percentage has been one of his trademarks regardless of his wins and losses. He is a high character player and a positive presence in the lockerroom.

Future

Sigalet has worked hard both in improving his all-around game and managing his illness, but his ability to maintain this in the longterm is uncertain. He has the talent and drive to play in the NHL, the only question is how long his body will be able to endure the rigors of playing pro hockey. He is currently playing his third pro season with the Providence Bruins.