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Jarred Tinordi

Rangers sign defenseman Jarred Tinordi to two-year deal

The Rangers have signed 6-6, 205 pound defenseman Jarred Tinordi to a two-year deal worth $900,000 per season.

Tinordi, 29, was a first round pick of Montreal in 2010 and has played 102 career games in the NHL with 1 goal and 11 assists.

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He played seven games for Nashville this season and was claimed off waivers by the Bruins and played 14 games and four in the playoffs.

He has 225 hits, 128 blocked shots and an average of 15:04 in his 102 career games.

With Boston last year he was a minus five and had 19 blocks and 44 hits in his 14 games.

He is a left shot defenseman.

His father Mark played 24 games with the Rangers in 1987-88 and was then traded to Minnesota.

Adam Rotter: Here is your seventh defenseman with size, physicality and a history of fighting Tom Wilson. The Rangers aren’t going to ask Tinordi to do a lot, but when he’s in the lineup his role will be clear. He has terrible analytic numbers and his teams are way out-shot and out-attempted when he’s on the ice, but the Rangers aren’t bringing him in to defend, as dumb as that sounds, they are bringing him in to hit, fight and be physical.

It will frustrate most fans when he’s in the lineup, unless it’s over Patrik Nemeth, but I wouldn’t be shocked at all if he is there on opening night in Washington and looks to square off with Wilson.