Most people like a good hockey fight, but it’s easy to get caught up in the entertainment and forget how real the danger is whenever two heavyweights drop the gloves against each other.
On Friday night in an AHL game between the Utica Comets and Hamilton Bulldogs, Canadiens prospect Jarred Tinordi suffered a serious injury after Canucks prospect Andray Pedan threw a hard right and made direct contact with Tinordi’s head.
Tinordi, Montreal’s 22nd overall pick in the 2010 NHL draft, is approximately 6-foot-6, 218 pounds, and Pedan stands 6-foot-4, 211 pounds.
Before we get to the video, we’ll warn you it’s not a pleasant scene.
After the game, Bulldogs head coach Sylvain Lefebvre updated Tinordi’s condition.
Hockey fights can be fun, but incidents like this are downright scary. We wish a speedy recovery to Tinordi.