Jordan Hendry Proving to Be a Reliable Option on the Chicago Blackhawks Blueline

January 9th, 2010 by Michael Wagner Leave a reply »
It has already been quite a coming out for a few Chicago Blackhawks. Patrick Kane has elevated his game to elite status, Duncan Keith looks like a consistent Norris Trophy threat, and Niklas Hjalmarsson looks like he could be the next great Swedish defenseman.

But one player who has been flying under the radar since the middle of December is "seventh" defenseman Jordan Hendry.

Hendry has been a staple in the 'Hawks lineup since December 16th with Hjalmarsson's illness and Cam Barker's upper body injury.

During that stretch of time Hendry doesn't have the flashy offensive stats that Barker might have or the great plus minus like Hjalmarsson might have been Hendry has just been solid in his own zone and has not made mistakes.

In Hendry's 11 game stretch he has one assist, a plus one rating and two penalty minutes.

Yes, the numbers are unimpressive but in a way they remind you of his defensive partner during those 11 games, Brent Sopel. 

Hendry like Sopel is not one of those defensemen who will light up the scoresheet on a nightly basis but with provide you a solid effort in the defensive zone, block shot and try ...

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