Canadiens call up young defender Jared Tinordi

The Montreal Canadiens have called up defenceman Jarred Tinordi from the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs.

Tinordi was team's 1st round pick in 2010

Jarred Tinordi, seen fighting Ottawa's Zack Smith in a 2011 preseason contest, has yet to play an NHL regular season game for Montreal. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

The Montreal Canadiens have called up defenceman Jarred Tinordi from the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs.

Tinordi will join the Canadiens at their practice facility in Brossard, Que., for their Friday morning practice ahead of the team's Saturday night game against the Devils in New Jersey.

The six-foot-six defenceman from Burnsville, Minn., has two goals, nine assists and 55 penalty minutes in 55 games with the Bulldogs in his first professional season.

Last season he served as captain as the London Knights won the Ontario Hockey League championship.