Jarred Tinordi

by Mark Allan on January 29, 2018


Jarred Tinordi, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 216

Born: 1992-02-20

Hometown: Millersville, MD

Drafted: 2010 by Montreal, 22nd overall







January 2018 – The massive blueliner is doing for Wilkes-Barre Scranton what he always does – playing an intimidating hard-rock brand of hockey and posting a smattering of points. In 29 games for the baby Pens, the 25-year-old has two goals, eight points, 56 PIMs and a solid plus-6 for Atlantic Division-leading WBS. He’ll never be more than he is, but he can fill a limited role on the back end, although his style is out of style in today’s NHL. Mark Allan


September 2017 – Signed to a one-year, minor-league deal in the off-season, Tinordi has been assigned to the AHL, although he had to clear waivers first. The 25-year-old’s NHL fantasy value is negligible. Mark Allan

July 2017 - Tinordi inked a one-year minor league deal with Pittsburgh and is likely to serve as organizational depth at AHL Wilkes-Barrie/Scranton. He spent the entire previous campaign as Assistant Captain of the league's Arizona affiliate Tucson Roadrunners registering one goal, ten assists, and 102 penatly minutes in 64 contests. Kevin Wickersham 


November 2016- After finishing serving his suspension, Jared Tinordi was placed on waivers and then assigned to Tucson of the AHL. At this point Tinordi seems to offer no fantasy value and might be seeing his NHL future coming to an end. Keith Duggan


July 2016- The Coyotes decided to bring back Jared Tinordi, signing him to a one-year, two-way contract. He most likely starts the season in the AHL when he returns from suspension in 2016-17. Keith Duggan


June 2016- The Coyotes did not qualify an offer to Jared Tinordi making him an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. With his NHL future murky after last season's suspension, this won't help matters even though the Coyotes haven't completly ruled out bringing back Tinordi for 2016-17 but at a lower cost. Keith Duggan 


March 2016- Jared Tinordi has been handed a 20-game suspension without pay for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. The test occured before the trade to Arizona on Jan. 15th, and both the Coyotes and Canadians said they didn't know about the result at the time of the deal. Tinordi appeared in seven scoreless games and was mostly a healthy scratch since his arrival with the Yotes. Once considered a top prospect, he's had trouble establishing himself as an NHL player and this suspension won't help matters. A restricted free agent after this season and prior to the suspension, the Coyotes had mentioned him as an option for the future who they could help develop. Keith Duggan


January 2015- Jarred Tinordi has been dealt to the Arizona Coyotes for tough guy John Scott and fellow defenseman Victor Bartley. The 23-year old has played only sparingly this season, dressing for three games with the Canadians and another six with their minor league team. But the Coyotes are optimistic a change of scenery will help him maximize his potential as a steady defender with a physical edge. He's expected to stay with the Coyotes for now, giving the team eight healthy defenseman on the roster, so once again will be a depth guy who most likely won't play a lot. Keith Duggan


December 2014 - Tinordi has had mixed results at the NHL level and is now back in the AHL for more seasoning. The Canadiens' acquisitions of Sergei Gonchar and Bryan Allen make it possible for Tinordi to stay out of the spotlight until they are ready. For now he will be an injury call-up. Eric Daoust


October 2014 - Tinordi made the Canadiens' opening night roster as the team's seventh defenseman and has dressed for two games after Alexei Emelin suffered an injury. While Tinordi still needs a lot of work in his overall game, his size and toughness were enough to keep him up in the NHL for now. Eric Daoust


October 2014 - Tinordi is close to making the jump to the NHL but still needs to fine-tune his overall game. His size and strength are something the Canadiens sorely need but his indecisiveness and occasional blunders in positioning could land him in the minors to start the year. Eric Daoust


September 2013 - Tinordi was excellent at the Canadiens' training camp and due to some injuries on the Habs' blueline was able to secure a roster spot. When the team gets healthy it will be interesting to see if Tinordi will stay in the NHL. Eric Daoust


June 2013 - Tinordi had a very successful rookie season and was excellent for the Canadiens down the stretch and in the postseason. Look for him to start next season back in Hamilton but battle with fellow prospect Nathan Beaulieu for call-up priority when injuries happen. He is probably a year away from being in the NHL full-time.


March 2013 - Tinordi has been called up to Montreal to begin his NHL career. His 11 points in 55 games are surprising for a raw talent who is more of a shutdown defenseman. His fantasy appeal remains primarily in roto leagues that count PIM and hits. Eric Daoust


December 2012 – Tinordi has not had a great transition to pro as of yet. His size is very notable on the ice, but he is having troubles using it effectively against opponents. It is very early in his pro career, and he will need to adjust to the speed of the game, make much better decisions on and off the puck. To this point he has only two points in 18 games on an offensive starved Bulldog team. Jason Banks


October 2012 – After getting drafted out of the USNTP program, Tinordi moved to Ontario to play for the London Knights. A rock solid defensemen that comes with great leadership and a big frame that could still add a little strength. He has improved his mobility over the last few seasons and is ready to turn pro which he will do with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season. He makes a great outlet pass and has good vision of the ice. He has good defensive positioning and can be the quarterback on the powerplay. He is used in all situations and is very coachable. Tinordi should shoot more as he could become more of an offensive threat and will keep opponents guessing instead of only using his passing skills.



Fantasy Outlook: D

A likely bottom-six pairing with second-pairing upside as a stay-at-home guy.



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