Jordon Southorn

Jordon Southorn


Pointe-Claire Quebec

Currently Playing In:






Eligible for draft:









4th round (104th overall), 2008


181 lbs.

<<<<<<< Updated upstream

2006-07: Southorn’s rookie season with P.E.I. (QMJHL) resulted in five goals and as many assists in 58 games. Expect to see him back there next season.

2007-08: The defenseman’s second season at the blueline for P.E.I. (QMJHL) was his best yet: 12 goals and 31 points in 69 appearances as a Rocket.

2008-09: This was Southorn’s third season as a P.E.I. Rocket (QMJHL), and he continued to put up large numbers. In 64 games, the D-man netted six goals and 41 points, all while totaling 71 penalty minutes.

Talent Analysis

A strong and physical defensive defenseman, Southorn makes a name for himself by making the lives of opposing forwards difficult. Usually poised and calm in his own end, he panics a bit with the puck under pressure and doesn’t always make the right or the safest decision. A strong skater, he has some offensive potential, though his lanky frame leads him to holding the puck far away from his body.

Southorn is a rangy player who uses his size and strength effectively.  He is a good skater, and can occasionally pinch in on offense.  Although he possesses good physical tools, he needs to improve his decision making and consistency. 

He is a big blueliner, and is not afraid to pinch in on the play.  He enjoys joining the rush, but is not simply an offensive player.


Given the Sabres depth at defense, it might be tough for Southorn to make his mark in the organization. 

2008 Draft produced two key players for Buffalo Sabres

by Jason Chen

Tyler Ennis and Tyler Myers - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Forward Tyler Ennis (left) and defenseman Tyler Myers (right) were both selected in the first round of the 2008 NHL Draft. Both are considered key components of Buffalo's young core. (courtesy of Jerome Davis/Icon SMI)

It was clear by the end of the 2007-08 season that the Buffalo Sabres needed to reload. The team missed the playoffs after making it to the Eastern Conference Finals the year before and finished fourth in the Northeast Division, their lowest finish since the 2004-05 NHL lockout.

Read more»