Josh Tordjman
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Josh Tordjman

Hometown:

Montreal Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-01-11

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2003

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Free agent, 2006

Weight:

165 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

After splitting the 2002-03 season between the Victoriaville Tigres and junior AAA, Tordjman finally caught on with the Tigres full-time the following season. He would maintain the leading role up until December of the 2005-06 season, until the Moncton Wildcats made the push to obtain his services.

Changing sweaters, Tordjman continued to elevate his game and help push Moncton to the forefront of the QMJHL. The Wildcats went on to take the 2005-06 league crown and make it into the Memorial Cup Finals, where they fell short to the Quebec Remparts.

Even though he closed his junior career just short of taking home Canada’s ultimate junior hardware, the consolation prize was waiting in the wings. As the NHL’s free agency period opened on July 1, the Phoenix Coyotes made an offer for the 21-year-old netminder, which was accepted.

2006-07: Made his professional debut and exceeded a lot of expectations. Started the season with the Phoenix Roadrunners in the ECHL he made the jump to the AHL when the Coyotes reshuffled their goalies. As the starting goalie for San Antonio when LeNeveu was up with the Coyotes, Tordjman jumped in and did an excellent job. 

2007-08: Remained the top goalie for San Antonio this past season. Closed out the regular season with a 22-14-4 record and also turned in a 2.65 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. His numbers were a bit down from the 2006-07 season but the growth as a player both mentally and physically was noticed. Was also pegged the starting goalie for the playoffs. In six games, he went 3-3-0 with a 1.85 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage. Unfortunately, while these numbers were astounding, they couldn’t help push the Rampage into the second round. 

Talent Analysis
He is very athletic, very well balanced and is determined. His weight has been a heavily discussed topic because it’s been hard for him to keep any on. Regardless of that minor issue at this part of his development, he gives the Coyotes another promising prospective netminder to keep in the fold.