Jarred Tinordi

Jarred Michael Tinordi (born February 20, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman[1] for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens 22nd overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[2] He was also drafted in the seventh round (184th overall) by Metallurg Magnitogorsk during the 2010 KHL Junior Draft.[3]

Jarred Tinordi
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Tinordi with the United States in 2012
Born (1992-02-20) February 20, 1992 (age 29)
Burnsville, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Montreal Canadiens
Arizona Coyotes
Nashville Predators
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2010
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2012–present

Early lifeEdit

Tinordi was born in Burnsville, Minnesota while his father, Mark was a member of the Minnesota North Stars, and briefly lived in Plano, Texas when the franchise became known as the Dallas Stars. The family eventually settled in the Washington, D.C. area suburb of Millersville, Maryland, when Mark was traded to the Washington Capitals.[citation needed] As a youth, he played in the 2004 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Washington Little Capitals minor ice hockey team.[4] He attended Severna Park Middle School and played for Severna Park High School, for the 2006-2007 season only.[citation needed] He later served as captain of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, and attended Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.[citation needed]

Playing careerEdit

Tinordi was committed to University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) for the 2010–11 season.[5] On August 10, 2010 it was announced that Tinordi would play for the London Knights of the OHL for the 2010–11 season, forgoing his NCAA eligibility.[6]

On March 16, 2013, he played his first NHL game against the New Jersey Devils, scoring his first NHL career point when his shot was deflected behind Johan Hedberg by Tomas Plekanec at 06:49 in the third period. The Canadiens would go on to win the game 2-1.[7]

In the 2015–16 season, Tinordi, no longer waiver-exempt, made the Canadiens roster out of camp as a defenseman. With the Canadiens producing the league's best start to the season, Tinordi failed to play in a game in the opening months of the season. On November 26, 2015, he was assigned to new AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps, on a conditioning stint appearing in 6 games.[8] In his return to the Canadiens, Tinordi played in only three games in the following two months then on January 15, 2016, was traded to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Victor Bartley and John Scott.[9]

On March 9, 2016, the NHL announced that they had suspended Tinordi for 20 games, without pay, for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.[10] In a statement released by the NHLPA,[11] Tinordi stated: "I did not knowingly take a banned substance. I understand, however, that I am responsible for what enters my body as a professional athlete and I accept the suspension. I will work hard towards my return to the ice and will learn from this frustrating setback."[12] The Arizona Coyotes subsequently announced their full support of both the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program and Tinordi.[13]

In the following 2016–17 season, upon serving his suspension Tinordi was placed on waivers by the Arizona Coyotes on October 21, 2016,[14] and sent to the team's AHL affiliate Tucson Roadrunners the next day.[15] He scored the first Roadrunners goal in their home debut on October 28.[16] He played out the entirety of the season with the Roadrunners, appearing in 64 games registering 11 points.

On July 1, 2017, Tinordi signed a one-year, two-way contract with the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins.[17] Tinordi was assigned by Pittsburgh to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the duration of the 2017–18 season. As a key presence on the blueline, Tinordi established new professional highs with 5 goals and 21 points in 62 games.

Tinordi left the Penguins in the off-season as a free agent to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators on July 1, 2018.[18] Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, Tinordi was named captain of the Predators' American League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.[19] He spent the entirety of the season with the Admirals, recording eight goals and 22 points in 75 games.

On May 29, 2019, the Predators re-signed Tinordi to a two-year, two-way contract extension.[20] During the 2019–20 season with the Predators, on January 29, 2020, Tinordi recorded his first career NHL goal against the Washington Capitals.

During the 2020–21 season, after appearing in seven games with the Predators on February 27, 2021, Tinordi was claimed off waivers by the Boston Bruins.[21] He played out the remainder of his contract with the Bruins, registering 1 assist through 14 regular season games. On March 16, 2021, Tinordi was involved in a collision with Penguins forward Brandon Tanev. Tanev was given a 5 minute major penalty and a game misconduct for Boarding. Tinordi did not return to the game. In the postseason, he made four appearances with the Bruins.

As a free agent from the Bruins, Tinordi joined his sixth NHL organization in agreeing to a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the New York Rangers on July 28, 2021.[22]

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   United States
Ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championships
  2010 Minsk

He was selected to take part in the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships for the United States men's national junior ice hockey team.

Personal lifeEdit

Tinordi is the son of former NHL player Mark Tinordi, who played for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars, and Washington Capitals. Mark Tinordi was the final captain of the Minnesota North Stars, and the first captain of the Dallas Stars.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Washington Jr. Nationals AtJHL 39 4 8 12 44 5 0 2 2 2
2008–09 U.S. NTDP U17 USDP 16 3 1 4 12
2008–09 U.S. NTDP U18 USDP 1 0 1 1 0
2008–09 U.S. NTDP U18 NAHL 42 2 13 15 53 9 1 0 1 6
2009–10 U.S. NTDP U18 USHL 26 4 5 9 68
2009–10 U.S. NTDP U18 USDP 39 2 6 8 37
2010–11 London Knights OHL 63 1 13 14 140 6 0 0 0 17
2011–12 London Knights OHL 48 2 14 16 63 19 3 5 8 27
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 67 2 11 13 71
2012–13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 0 2 2 2 5 0 1 1 15
2013–14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 22 0 2 2 40
2013–14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 47 3 6 9 70
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 0 2 2 19
2014–15 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 44 1 6 7 36
2015–16 St. John's IceCaps AHL 6 0 2 2 6
2015–16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 5
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 7 0 0 0 12
2016–17 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 64 1 10 11 102
2017–18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 62 5 16 21 86 2 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 8 14 22 85 5 0 1 1 10
2019–20 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 32 0 6 6 55
2019–20 Nashville Predators NHL 28 1 4 5 34 4 0 0 0 2
2020–21 Nashville Predators NHL 7 0 0 0 4
2020–21 Boston Bruins NHL 14 0 1 1 7 4 0 0 0 5
NHL totals 102 1 11 12 123 13 0 1 1 22

InternationalEdit

 
Tinordi in a fight during his time with the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 United States U17   6 0 0 0 0
2010 United States WJC18   7 1 1 2 10
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 1 1 2 6
Junior totals 19 2 2 4 16

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year Ref
IIHF World U18 Championship gold medal 2010
OHL J. Ross Robertson Cup 2012
CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2012 [23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 NHL draft prospect rankings". National Hockey League. June 24, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "2010 NHL Draft". National Hockey League. June 26, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "2010 KHL Entry Draft". RussianHockeyFans.com. June 3, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  4. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "Jarred Tinordi player profile". Hockeysfuture.com. January 2, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
  6. ^ "Tinordi lured from Irish". lfpress.com. August 11, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  7. ^ "Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils Game Boxscore - 03/16/2013". nhl.com. March 16, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Tinordi re-assigned to IceCaps". Montreal Canadiens. November 26, 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "Coyotes get defenseman Tinordi in three-team trade". nhl.com. January 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Coyotes' Tinordi suspended 20 games". NHL.com. NHL. March 9, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  11. ^ "STATEMENT FROM JARRED TINORDI". nhlpa.com. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "Jarred Tinordi suspended 20 games for drug violation". cbc.ca. The Canadian Press. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Leahy, Sean. "NHL Suspends Jarred Tinordi 20 games for violating drug policy". Yahoo. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  14. ^ "Coyotes Tinordi on waivers after suspension". prohockeyrumours.com. October 21, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Jared Tinordi heads to AHL with Tucson". CBS Sports. October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "Roadrunners zip past Stockton in first ever home game". Tucson.com. October 28, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  17. ^ "Penguins add four new faces to the organization as free agents". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  18. ^ "Predators add defenseman Jarred Tinordi with one-year contract". Nashville Predators. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  19. ^ "Tinordi Selected as Admirals Captain". Milwaukee Admirals. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  20. ^ "Predators Sign Jarred Tinordi to Two-Year, Two-Way Contract". Nashville Predators. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  21. ^ "Boston Bruins Claim Defenseman Jarred Tinordi". Boston Bruins. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  22. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with free agent defenseman Jarred Tinordi". New York Rangers. July 28, 2021. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  23. ^ "Memorial Cup All-Star Teams". Memorial Cup. May 23, 2014. Archived from the original on January 7, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by