Habs recall first round pick from Bulldogs

bulldogsHamilton Bulldogs’ defenceman Jarrod Tinordi has been recalled by the parent Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League.

Tinordi, 21, has played 55 American Hockey League games for the Bulldogs this season, recording 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) and 51 penalty minutes. He played two seasons for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League from 2010-12 posting 30 points (3 goals, 27 assists), a plus-31 rating and 203 penalty minutes in 111 regular season games, while leading the OHL in plus/minus during the 2011-12 season with a plus-39 rating.

The native of Burnsville, Minnesota helped lead the Knights to an OHL title and a Memorial Cup appearance in 2012 while registering eight points (3 goals, 5 assists), a plus-15 rating and 27 penalty minutes in 19 post-season games.

The 6’6”, 218-pound defenceman spent the 2009-10 season with the United States National Under-18 Team in the United States Hockey League notching nine points (4 goals, 5 assists), a plus-14 rating and 68 penalty minutes in 26 regular season games.

Tinordi was originally drafted by the Canadiens in the first round, 22nd overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs’ next game is against the IceCaps in St. John’s on Friday (March 15).