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Former Flyers Forward Makes KHL Scoring History



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Remember him? Former Philadelphia Flyers forward Jordan Weal has quietly made KHL history in the 2023-24 season. (Photo: AP)

The tradition of former Philadelphia Flyers players succeeding elsewhere continues, this time overseas in Russia’s KHL.

Remember Jordan Weal, the forward the Flyers acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in January of 2016? He’s spent the last three years plying his trade in the KHL, having not played in the NHL since the 2019-20 season.

Well, Weal has made KHL history this season while playing for Dynamo Moskva. The former Flyers forward has put up 73 points in 64 games so far, which gives him the most prolific season by a Canadian forward in KHL history. The previous best was set by former New York Rangers Nigel Dawes, who scored 69 points in 60 games back in the 2018-19 season.

Not only is Weal now the highest-scoring Canadian in a single season in KHL history, but he’s also one of the highest scorers in a single season, period. Weal’s 73 points so far gives him the 13th-most points in a single season in KHL history, narrowly trailing the likes of KHL legends Sergei Mozyakin and Vadim Shipachyov and former NHL star Ilya Kovalchuk.

Weal spent parts of four years with the Flyers, scoring 19 goals, 23 assists, and 42 points in 129 regular season games. The Flyers traded him to the Arizona Coyotes in the 2018-19 season, who then traded him to the Montreal Canadiens just over a month later.

The Vancouver, BC native scored 10 points in 16 games with Montreal to finish that season, and scored 15 points in 49 games with the Canadiens in 2019-20. Weal has been out of the NHL since then.

In his first full year with the Flyers, Weal was a fairly productive young player who grew to excel in the faceoff dot, but tailed off in subsequent seasons offensively. Weal was also teammates with former Flyers forward Corban Knight while representing Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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