2008-09: Jarred Tinordi played for the US NTDP Under-17 squad. In 42 games vs. NAHL competition, Tinordi scored 2 goals and added 13 assists for 15 points.
2009-10: Tinordi captained the US NTDP Under-18 team that competed in the USHL. In 56 games for that team, Tinordi scored 5 goals and added 8 assists for 13 points while tacking on 95 penatly minutes. Tinordi won a gold medal as a member of the Team USA squad at the 2010 Under-18 World Junior Championships.
2010-11: Tinordi had an up-and-down season in his first year with the OHL’s London Knights. After originally committing to play college hockey at Notre Dame, he signed with the Knights in hopes of accelerating his timeline to pro hockey. In 63 games with the Knights he led the team in penalty minutes (140) while scoring 1 goal with 13 assists and had a -8 plus/minus. Tinordi showed improvement through the course of the season and in the Knights six-game first-round playoff loss to eventual OHL champion Owen Sound he was a physical presence. Stat-wise he was scoreless in the series with a -1 plus/minus and 17 PMs.
2011-12: After a successful 2011 NHL training camp with the Montreal Canadiens, Tinordi returned to his OHL London Knights where he was named the team’s captain for the 2011-12 season. The big blueliner started the season by showing grit, strong character and leadership while throwing punishing bodychecks and standing up for his teammates on the needed occasions. He missed ten games due to an eye injury suffered in a fight on Oct 14th, but still put up solid numbers, scoring two goals with 14 assists and a league best plus 39 rating and 63 PIMs (two fighting majors) in 48 OHL games. The American-born, Tinordi was chosen to play for Team USA at the 2012 World Junior Championship tournament where he was one of the better defensemen on an underperforming U.S Team. Tinordi and his Knights lost in over-time of the 2012 Memorial Cup finals against Shawinigan after beating the talented Niagara Ice Dogs 4-1 in the OHL finals for the Roger Championship to get to the Memorial Cup. The young Knights team put together a good playoff run of 16 wins with only three losses on their way to winning the OHL championship. The big defender also contributed three goals (one game winner) along with five assists and had an incredible plus 15 rating in 19 playoff games.
2012-13: Tinordi made his NHL debut with the Canadiens in March 2013 — skating in eight regular season games and all five playoff contests in Montreal’s series with Ottawa in his first pro season. He had 2 assists and was +5 with 2 penalty minutes, averaging 11:42 minutes of ice time in the regular season and was -3 with 1 assist and 15 penalty minutes in the playoffs. Tinordi played 67 games for Montreal’s AHL affiliate in Hamilton and scored 2 goals with 11 assists; finishing -14 with 71 penalty minutes. The Bulldogs missed the playoffs after finishing last in the North Division.
2013-14: Tinordi skated in 22 games for Montreal in his second pro season, spending most of the year with AHL affiliate Hamilton. He had 2 assists and was -2 with 40 penalty minutes, averaging 14:31 minutes of ice time with the Canadiens. Tinordi scored 3 goals with 6 assists and was -4 with 70 penalty minutes in 47 games for Hamilton. The Bulldogs missed the AHL playoffs, finishing fifth in the North Division.
2014-15: Tinordi opened the year in Montreal, skating in nine games before being reassigned to the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs. He re-joined the Canadiens for four games in February before finishing the season in Hamilton. Tinordi had 2 assists and was -5 with 19 penalty minutes in 13 games for Montreal, averaging 12 minutes of ice time. He scored 1 goal with 6 assists and was +9 with 36 penalty minutes in 44 games for the Bulldogs. Hamilton finished third in the North Division, six points behind the Chicago Wolves for the final Western Conference playoff spot. Montreal re-signed Tinordi to a one-year contract as a restricted free agent in July 2015.
Tinordi moves well for a big man, utilizing long and powerful strides to cover large portions of the rink. He is not a speedster, but he will not be caught trailing behind in a foot race. He has a heavy shot from the point and an accurate wrist shot that can find its way through traffic when kept low. His best trait is his obvious size and physical attributes. He can hit often and hard, and he is not afraid to drop his gloves and answer the bell. At the NHL level, he will need to reduce the amount of jaw-dropping hits, which occasionally takes him out of position and away from the play. His intimidation alone is suitable for a bottom-pairing role, or a seventh-defenseman situation.
Tinordi is on a one-year, two-way deal with the Canadiens and the belief is that it may be his last chance to prove himself. Tinordi should expect some time in the NHL, either starting with the roster on opening night or being ahead of the line for the first call-up.