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SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Throughout the Portland Pirates difficult season, which saw them endure the American Hockey League's worst record, their captain Jordan Szwarz withstood as much as any player.

The 2013-14 campaign started well for the third-year pro having made his NHL debut, scored his first NHL goals, and spending a third of the year with Phoenix. But he would be sidelined for weeks with an injury and be reassigned to Portland.

He, like the mystical force referred to as the "Schwartz" in the 1987 comedy "Spaceballs", used his inner strength to help him and his teammates through some tough times.

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