In the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Jarred Tinordi was taken 22nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens. The towering 6’7” defenceman plays for the London Knights of the OHL. Tinordi is not known for his offense, but he is known for his great defensive awareness and huge frame. Tinordi is the captain of his junior team, a gold medal winner and is improving in both ends of his game.
Tinordi plays for the London Knights of the OHL, and is even the captain. With a team full of good players such as Austin Watson, Scott Harrington, and Olli Maata, that is a great thing to achieve. Tinordi has only played in the OHL for 2 seasons, playing in the NAHL and USHL from 2008-2010. He started his OHL career last season in 2010-2011. In 63 games, Tinordi recorded 1 goal and 13 assists. Not bad, but not great. He also gooned it up, taking 140 minutes in penalties. In 6 playoff games in 2010-2011, he got nothing but 17 penalty minutes. But he was used in a shutdown role for the playoffs, shutting down top lines all series.
This season, Tinordi was involved in a lot. He was a +39 in the regular season, an accomplishment that is a great thing for a defenceman to have. This means Tinordi was on for a lot of goals, and not a lot of goals against. Tinordi also lessened his penalty minute total, bringing it down to 63. In 15 less games, Tinordi also added 1 goal and 1 assist to his previous total, scoring 16 points. Tinordi also played for Team America at the 2012 World Junior Championships. He was arguably the best defenceman for an American squad that included names like Jon Merril, Jacob Trouba, and Derek Forbort. Tinordi did not take home any medals, but it was a valuable experience for sure.
Tinordi has just recently won the 2012 OHL championship, and is hoping to win the Memorial Cup in Shawinigan, Quebec. If Tinordi continues his development curve, he will be an excellent shut down defenceman for years to come.