It was clear to everyone paying attention a this year’s Canadiens training camp that Jarred Tinordi had made major development strides in the year since the Canadiens took him in the first round of the 2010 NHL entry draft. He saw action in three exhibition games before he was returned to the London Knights of the OHL.
Today the Canadiens signed Tinordi to a three year contract which will take effect next season when he is expected to graduate to professional hockey. This season he remains with the Knights, who are the top ranked junior team in Canada, for the rest of the season.
At the 2010 draft there were rumours that the Vancouver Canucks had conditionally made a trade with Florida for the 25th draft position with the specific intention of taking Tinordi, Hearing this, Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier one-upped them by trading his 27th pick to Phoenix in return for their first round pick, 22nd overall. In the deal, the Canadiens gave up their first round pick (27th) and second round pick (57th) in return for the Coyotes first (Tinordi) and 113th pick (LW-Mark MacMillan)..
He is the son of former NHLer, Mark Tinordi.
From the Canadiens Publicity Department
MONTREAL (November 2, 2011) – Montreal Canadiens General Manager, Pierre Gauthier, announced today the signing of defenseman Jarred Tinordi to a three-year contract (2012-13 to 2014-15). As per Club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Tinordi was selected in the first round, 22nd overall, by the Canadiens at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Thus far in 2011-12, Tinordi recorded two points (0-2-2) and 22 penalty minutes in six games with the OHL London Knights, posting a +7 differential. The London Knights are currently the top team in the country according to the Canadian Hockey League rankings (CHL) with a 13-2-0-1 record. In his first season in the OHL in 2010-11, the 6’6’’ and 215 lbs defenseman played 63 games with the Knights, recording 14 points (1 goal, 13 assists). He also led his team with 140 penalty minutes.
A native of Burnsville, Minnesota, Tinordi is a product of the USA Hockey Development program. He played 39 games in the USHL in 2009-10, registered nine points (4-5-9) and 68 penalty minutes. He was also a member of the US national team on three occasions at international tournaments between 2008 and 2010.