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Wilkes-Barre Watch: Tinordi hopes to bring physicality to defense

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Jarred Tinordi. -- KDP PHOTOGRAPHY / WBS PENGUINS

Jarred Tinordi found a fresh start in the Penguins organization.

Tinordi, a 25-year-old defenseman for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, was a first-round pick of the Canadiens in 2010. Playing in his sixth professional season, he's only played 53 NHL games, and he's never found stability. The Montreal organization was criticized for their use of Tinordi, stunting his development by not allowing him to spend consistent time in the AHL.

He bounced up and down between the AHL and NHL for four seasons with Montreal, averaging around 15 minutes of ice time during the few games he was able to get in the lineup. When his waiver-exempt status ended, he remained on the NHL roster and was forced to sit in the press box for a few months, only to be sent to Arizona in the John Scott trade in 2016.

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