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Mark Tinordi
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Born May 9, 1966 (1966-05-09) (age 53)
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Played for New York Rangers (1987–1988)
Minnesota North Stars (1988–1993)
Dallas Stars (1993–1994)
Washington Capitals (1994-1999)
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Playing career 1987–1999

Mark Tinordi (born Mark Douglas Tinordi on May 9, 1966) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for twelve seasons between 1987–88 and 1998–99.

He became the coach of the Washington Junior Nationals in the 2006–07 season and is also the Director of the Washington Junior Nationals College Development Program.

His son, Jarred Tinordi was drafted 22nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and currently plays for the Arizona Coyotes.

Playing CareerEdit

Mark was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Rangers on January 4, 1987. He was traded in early 1988 to the Minnesota North Stars in a multi-player deal.

Three seasons later in 1991, his hard-nosed style helped guide the North Stars to their improbable playoff run to the finals where they eventually lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mark would follow the organization when it relocated to Dallas prior to the 1993–94 NHL season.

After playing in Dallas for one season, he was traded to the Washington Capitals in the deal that sent Kevin Hatcher to the Dallas Stars.

Mark would play the final five seasons of his career with the Capitals which would include an appearance in the finals in 1998. He was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft, but retired prior to the 1999-00 NHL season and thus never suited up for the Thrashers.

In his career, Mark played 663 career NHL games, scoring 52 goals and 148 assists for 200 points and 1514 penalty minutes. His best statistical season was the 1992-93 NHL season when he set career highs with 15 goals and 42 points.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982-83 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 64 0 4 4 50 20 1 1 2 6
1983–84 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 72 5 14 19 53 5 1 0 1 7
1984-85 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 58 10 15 25 134 4 0 2 2 12
1985-86 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 58 8 30 38 139 8 1 3 4 15
1986-87 Calgary Wranglers WHL 61 29 37 66 148
1986–87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
1987-88 New York Rangers NHL 24 1 2 3 50
1987-88 Colorado Rangers IHL 41 8 19 27 150 11 1 5 6 31
1988-89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 10 0 0 0 35
1988-89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 47 2 3 5 107 5 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 66 3 7 10 240 7 0 1 1 16
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 69 5 27 32 189 23 5 6 11 78
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 63 4 24 28 179 7 1 2 3 11
1992-93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 69 15 27 42 157
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 61 6 18 24 143
1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL 42 3 9 12 71 1 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 71 3 10 13 113 6 0 0 0 16
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 56 2 6 8 118
1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL 47 8 9 17 39 21 1 2 3 42
1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 48 0 6 6 108
NHL Totals 663 52 148 200 1514 70 7 11 18 165

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Canada CC Template:Goca 3 0 0 0 2

Personal LifeEdit

Mark and his wife Jessica have four children: Matthew, Jarred, Natalie & Jacob and resides in Millersville, Maryland.