The Nashville Predators, home to arguably the deepest blue line in the NHL, nevertheless value having a wealth of options on defense and have agreed to terms to retain one of their many defensemen. TVA’s Renaud Lavoie reports that the team has re-signed AHL captain Jarred Tinordi to a two-year extension. It is a two-way deal for Tinordi that will pay him the minimum $700K at the NHL level but a comfortable $300K in the AHL.
Tinordi, 27, is coming off a career year in the minor leagues with the Predators’ AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. Tinordi paced the Admirals defensemen with 75 games played and 85 penalty minutes and a dependable stay-at-home defender and physical force. The former first-round pick also set a career high offensively with eight goals and 22 points on the year.