Despite a tough loss, and in what likely turned out to be a terrible game to grade a player, Jarred Tinordi was still able to demonstrate the skills that should carry him toward an eventual NHL career. Tinordi finished with a final grade of 51, but was above average in defensive-zone puck battles. That said, his 7 giveways and minus-3 rating lowered his final grade substantially.
Tinordi won 67% of his defensive-zone puck battles, which would equal Hal Gill's current team-leading average on the big team. Big number 25 also won both of his offensive-zone puck battles, while successfully dumping the puck into the offensive zone on 5 occasions. Tinordi was only able to get 50% of his attempted point shots through to the net, and blocked 2 shots in the defensive-zone.
Draft-eligible 17 year-old forward Vladislav Namestnikov was also graded during the game. Namestnikov was the 17th ranked skater in Central Scouting's mid-term rankings. He currently leads the London Knights in goals, points and plus/minus.
As with Tinordi, this was a tough game to grade Namestnikov. He played on the perimeter most of the game. Number 18 won 50% of his neutral-zone puck-battles, 44% of his offensive-zone puck battles, and only 17% of his defensive-zone puck-battles; ugly numbers to say the least. Namestnikov also gave the puck away once in the neutral-zone and finished the game with a minus-1 rating. His final grade was 43.
Please keep in mind that this is only one game; and a tough loss to boot. It is in no way meant to be used to judge a player's future success; or to undermine a prospect's potential. One game does not supply enough information to make any valid long-term judgement.
#25 Jarred Tinordi
#18 Vladislav Namestnikov
|OVERALL RISK / REWARD|
|EVENTS/ MIN||2.28||2.25||EVENTS/ MIN|
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.89||0.18||EVENTS/ MIN|
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.50||1.50||EVENTS/ MIN|
|NZ POS||9||6||NZ POS|
|NZ NEG||7||4||NZ NEG|
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.89||0.45||EVENTS/ MIN|
|SKI +||3||SKI +|
|PS THRU||1||PS THRU|
|OZ PS BL||1||OZ PS BL|
|POINTS X2||POINTS X2|