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The Canadiens sign defender Jarred Tinordi to a one-year deal

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The massive defender's contract will only extend to next season

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The Canadiens have announced that they've come to an agreement with Jarred Tinordi. It's a one-year, two-way deal.

Tinordi, 23, is eligible for waivers, which means that the Habs will have to figure their defensive roster situation, seeing as they currently have eight or nine players that are capable of playing in the NHL next season.

He split his time last season between the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Canadiens, however during his 13 games with the Habs he managed to maintain a very respectable 50.18 Corsi-for percentage.

That leaves restricted free agent Alex Galchenyuk as the biggest question mark going forward, however considering his contract will be more complicated than all the other RFAs, don't be surprised if it's several weeks before negotiations come to a conclusion.

Official Press Release

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Wednesday that defenseman Jarred Tinordi has agreed to terms on a one-year, two way contract (2015-16). Tinordi, 23, played 13 games with the Canadiens in 2014-15. He recorded two points (2 assists) and was assessed 19 penalty minutes. He registered 20 hits and 20 blocked shots. The Burnsville, Minnesota native also took part in 44 games with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, recording seven points (1 goal, 6 assists), and 36 penalty minutes. Selected in the first round by the Canadiens (22nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the 6’6’’, 225 lbs defenseman has played 43 career regular season games in the NHL, all with the Canadiens, tallying six points (6 assists) and 61 penalty minutes. Tinordi also played in five career NHL playoff games, collecting one assist and 15 penalty minutes.