Festivus Feats of Strength: Jordan Nolan
They are currently riding their longest winning streak since March 2012 while achieving club records in fastest times achieving 22 wins and 48 points. Their success is largely thanks to their solid goaltending and exceptional defense and even their offense has come through when needed. But the Los Angeles Kings also need to give credit to those willing to drop the gloves and giving the team that all-too-important, albeit unheralded, emotional edge.
In 26 games this season, Jordan Nolan has used his 6’3, 221-pound to his full advantage. So far, the big forward has racked up 27 penalty minutes – and given only one of his penalties was a minor, it’s clear how well-disciplined Jordan Nolan is.
So far this season, Jordan Nolan has tied a team-high with five fight majors and his fights aren’t even of the typical grab-and-dance style we’re prone to see from many so-called fighters today. Nolan’s fights this season have been exciting to say the least. The big man and his opponents throw a number of punches before crashing to the ice hard and, most importantly, safely.
In an age where fighting has become progressively frowned upon, Jordan Nolan’s contributions jolt the old-school hockey fans with their thirst for violence.
While he is in the middle of the pack on his team in the hits department with 47, Jordan Nolan is no less afraid to dish out the punishment than captain Dustin Brown who leads the silver-and-black with 119 hits.
He may not be flashy and you may not see his name on the scoreboard that often but Jordan Nolan contributes to the Los Angeles Kings in a significant way – and that is why fans are proud that he dons the silver-and-black.
Jordan Nolan: the centerpiece for Festivus’s Feats of Strength.