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Draft Prospect Profile #21 - Jarred Tinordi

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Position: Defenseman
Age: 18
Date of Birth: February 20, 1992 
Place of Birth: Burnsville, MN, USA
Ht: 6-6  Wt: 205
Shoots: Left

 

Jarred Tinordi is a big defenseman playing for the US NTDP in the USHL. He is a teammate of fellow draftee goalie Jack Campbell. At 18, Tinordi is being praised for his leadership (note the "C" in the picture). Son of former NHL'er Mark Tinordi, hockey in his blood, literally. He's big and strong, but it comes at a price.

 

2009/2010 Regular Season Stats:

GP G A PTS +/- PIM
26 4 5 9 14 68

Scouting Report (The Scouting Report):

Tinordi has all the intangibles that would excite any scout.  He’s huge and has great leadership abilities as he is wearing the "C".  Tinordi also seemed aware on the ice and has good hockey sense….defensively.  Offensively, Tinordi struggled on the point as well.  In addition to the blocked shots, Tinordi clearly does not have the agility that his fellow defenseman have.  Tinordi is an awkward skater without good balance and footwork.  He will need to improve upon his skating and puck skills when he’s at Notre Dame.  He’s clearly a project that if he works out, will be a force on an NHL blueline.  There is just a lot of work to be done.

Why he'd be a good fit in Columbus:

Yet another kid in the draft we here at the Cannon don't see fitting in. Yes, his size is a huge plus but he doesn't seem to be able to harness it. His scouting report tells me he can be a liability on the ice. With the defensemen we have, ones that could be acquired in Free Agency, plus the inevitable debut of John Moore, Tinordi will have to call somewhere else home.

Tinordi in Action:

No videos of Jarred can be found, but here's one of his father, Mark Tinordi. The elder Tinordi faces off with a (very, very) young Brendan Shannahan.