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Preds Add Defenseman Jarred Tinordi with One-Year Deal

26-Year-Old was First-Round Draft Pick in 2010 NHL Draft

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Sunday that the club has signed defenseman Jarred Tinordi to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $325,000 at the AHL level in 2018-19.

Tinordi, 26 (2/20/92), recorded 21 points (5g-16a) and had a +19 rating with the American Hockey League's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2017-18, helping them reach the Calder Cup Playoffs for the 16th-straight season. It was Tinordi's best season as a pro, statistically, as he set career highs in goals (5), assists (16), points (21) and plus-minus (+19), the latter of which ranked second among team blueliners. The 6-foot-6 native of Burnsville, Minn., has 63 points (12g-51a) in 290 games at the AHL level, spent with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Tucson, St. John's and Hamilton. Tinordi was an alternate captain for the Tucson Roadrunners during the 2016-17 season.

Originally drafted in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, Tinordi has appeared in 53 NHL games since making his debut on March 16, 2013, posting six points (6a). After spending parts of four seasons with the Canadiens, he was traded to Arizona, where he played seven games for the Coyotes in 2015-16.

Tinordi played his junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights, captaining the team during the 2011-12 season where they won the OHL championship and reached the Memorial Cup final. Prior to his time in the OHL, Tinordi spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program and posted 37 points (11g-26a) in 124 combined games. Internationally, Tinordi captained the U.S. Under-18 World Junior Championship team that won gold in 2010 and served as an alternate captain for the Americans at the 2012 World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton.

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