Mark Tinordi

Mark D. Tinordi ( born May 9, 1966 in Red Deer, Alberta ) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who during his playing career 1987-1999 for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League played at the position of the defender. His sons, Jarred and Matt are also hockey players.

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Tinordi played during his junior period 1982-1987 for the Lethbridge Broncos and Calgary Wranglers. While he was in his rookie season, won the President's Cup with the Broncos, he was in his final WHL season, which he completed at the Wranglers, a call to the East First All-Star team in the league.

Ungedraftet Tinordi signed in January 1987 signed a contract with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League and joined in the spring after the end of the WHL season turned professional. There, the defender played for the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League and the Colorado Rangers in International Hockey League, while only sporadically came to operations at the New York Rangers in the NHL. Already in October 1988, parted ways the Rangers and Tinordis when he transfer rights to Bret Barnett and Mike Sullivan, as well as a third-round vote in the NHL Entry Draft in 1989 to the Minnesota North Stars was made with Paul Jerrard. In turn, Brian Lawton, Igor Liba and the transfer rights changed to Eric Bennett to New York.

In the Minnesota North Stars Tinordi was home for the next five years. He arrived with the team in the spring of 1991, the final of the Stanley Cup, where despite a temporary 2-1 lead after games defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins with 2:4. For the following season Tinordi was named the 14th and last team captain of the franchise after the previous captain Curt Giles was no longer in the squad. In addition, he received an invitation to the NHL All-Star Game in 1992. With the move to Dallas Texas and the name change to Dallas Stars was followed by a new chapter, but that lasted for Canadians only until January 1995. In spite of remaining as captain of the new club, he was shortly before the beginning of the late NHL season 1994/95 together with Rick Mrozik transferred to the Washington Capitals, the charges in exchange for Kevin Hatcher.

The Brussels residents of the defender further four and a half years in which he again in 1998, the Stanley Cup Finals reached, but was also often plagued by injuries spent. After he was in 1998/99 contest only 48 games in the season and in June 1999 expansion was the 1999 draft selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the NHL, he finished his career.


Tinordi represented his native Canada at the Canada Cup in 1991. Here, the defender came in three of the eight games of his team to use, where he remained and no points awarded two penalty minutes. At the end of the tournament he won with the Canadians the gold medal.

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