Canadiens prospect, defenceman Jarred Tinordi, joined fellow Habs’ prospects Alex Galchenyuk and Nathan Beaulieu today in Toronto for the NHLPA Rookie Showcase — unsure of what his immediate playing future will bring.
After a junior career with the London Knights, Tinordi signed a professional contract with the Canadiens during the off-season: which would normally bring an invitation to Habs’ rookie camp and, likely, full training camp. However, with the NHL labour situation up in the air, and a lockout looming, Tinordi says he’s trying not to think of the fact that his future is up in the air — although the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs are his likely destination this season, either way.
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“Most of the guys are trying not to think about it,” said Tinordi ahead of the day’s rookie showcase activities. “Everyone is going about their business as if we’re going to camp on time as usual. I think that’s the way you’ve got to look at it.”
One of the day’s events included the players being photographed in their NHL jersey’s for placement on trading cards.
“It’s awesome. I remember as a kid I would get a pack of trading cards and open it and see Wayne Gretzky. To have my own trading card is definitely an honour.”