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#25 Jamie Tardif
Pos: Right Wing
D.O.B.: 01/23/85
From: Welland, Ontario
Height: 6'
Weight: 205
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 4th rnd pick 2003 draft Calgary Flames
Acquired: Signed PTO with Grand Rapids (AHL) 1/26/07
Plus: A Potential Power Forward... Good Size... Great Hands and a nose for the net... Will get his nose dirty in the corners... Hard hitter who will drop the gloves... Creative offensively... Capable penalty killer... Dangerous in front of the net...
Minus: Average speed... Questioned for Lack of Conditioning and Intensity in the past... Streaky scorer...
Organizational Comments:
What GRC says: 2009-10: The captain did it all this season, playing on every line and in all situations. He scored some big goals on the powerplay and stopped some big ones on the penalty kill. When the team needed some muscle he dropped the gloves and took on the other team's thugs. He played his hard working, honest, gritty, game every night, every shift and set an example for the rest of the team. 2008-09: Tardif plays a complete game and does all of the little things needed to win. He battles in the tough areas of the ice, bangs along the boards, creates turnovers on the forecheck, and generally irritates the opposing players. The biggest thing missing this season was his offense. The gritty winger could not buy a goal in the second half, going 21 games without bulging the twine. A serious knee injury cost him the last 6 weeks of the season, but he made a miraculous return for the playoffs, notching a pair of goals and showing no ill effects.
2007-08: Tardif kept up his strong play down the stretch, playing a solid, consistent, all-around game. He can provide offense, kill penalties, work the powerplay, and even drop the gloves if need be. A great utility player, Jamie played all three forward positions at times, and saw time everywhere from the first line to the third. A big scorer in junior, Tardif needs to work on his speed to take the next step in his development.
2006-07: Former training camp tryout was thrust into a prominent role after being signed from the ECHL. He responded by putting up a seven game scoring streak (7-2-9) including a hat trick to establish himslef as a capable player. As players returned to the lineup and he found his ice time reduced, he still contributed with his hitting and aggressive play. Jamie suffered a back injury at the end of the season that cost him his spot in the lineup, but may have played well enough to return next season.
Winter 2006: Tardif looked good in the Griffins camp, and has played well in the ECHL, meaning he could add some pop to the offense. He has had two auditions in the AHL this season with Iowa and Manitoba, now could be his shot to prove he can play at this level.
Role: Two-way winger
Projection: NHL 4th Liner

Season Team Lge GP G A PTS PIM +/- GP G A PTS PIM +/-
2001-02 Peterborough Petes OHL 64 22 22 44 30 11 6 0 1 1 2 -4
2002-03 Peterborough Petes OHL 68 31 29 60 32 4 7 3 4 7 0 2
2003-04 Peterborough Petes OHL 64 25 28 53 56 -23
2004-05 Peterborough Petes OHL 66 37 28 65 84 0 14 8 3 1114 -8
2005-06 Peterborough Petes OHL 62 40 29 69 108 6 19 6 6 12 18 4
2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 27 9 6 15 18 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
Iowa Stars AHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
Manitoba Moose AHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
Toledo Storm ECHL 34 10 20 30 37 -5
2007-08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 80 17 17 34 90 -6
2008-09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 55 9 9 18 43 -110 2 0 2 8 2
2009-10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 77 16 17 33 90 -9
Griffins Totals 239 5149100241-1112 2 0 2 82

9/24/06 Invited to Training Camp by Grand Rapids (AHL)
9/30/06 Released from Training Camp
1/26/07 Signed PTO with Grand Rapids (AHL)
1/29/07 Released from PTO
2/1/07 Signed PTO with Grand Rapids (AHL)
2/2/07 Released from PTO
2/2/07 Signed 1 yr contract with Grand Rapids (AHL)
2/13/07 Loaned to Toledo (ECHL)
2/15/07 Recalled from Toledo (ECHL)
7/26/07 Signed 1 yr contract with Grand Rapids (AHL)
4/15/08 Signed 2 yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
10/3/08 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
9/13/09 Recalled for training camp by Detroit (NHL)
9/24/09 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
8/10/10 Signed 1 yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
9/16/10 Recalled for training camp by Detroit (NHL)