Wings sign Tardif to one-year contract
Tardif, 25, was originally a fourth round pick (112th overall) of the Calgary Flames in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The Welland, Ontario, native is entering his fifth season as a professional, having spent the last four seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the America Hockey League.
In 2009-10, he recorded 33 points (16-17-33) and 90 penalty minutes in 77 games, while serving as team captain in Grand Rapids. He currently ranks among the Griffins’ all-time leaders with 239 games played (10th) and 602 shots on goal (5th). In 242 career AHL games, Tardif has tallied 51 goals and 49 assists for 100 points, while posting 241 PIM.