Jordin Tootoo

Ice Hockey Player
Born Feb 2, 1983

Jordin John Kudluk Tootoo is a Canadian professional ice hockey player with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. Of Inuit and Ukrainian descent, he is both the first Inuk player and the first player to grow up in Nunavut to participate in an NHL game.… Read More

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1983 Birth Born on February 2, 1983.


1998 15 Years Old Tootoo played Bantam AA hockey in Spruce Grove, Alberta. The Brandon Wheat Kings selected him in the 3rd round of the 1998 WHL Bantam Draft.
1999 16 Years Old Tootoo played for the Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1999 to 2003 and was selected 98th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft as the sixth choice of the Nashville Predators.
2002 19 Years Old …  In August 2002, Terence committed suicide at the age of 22, in the wake of an arrest for drunk driving. … Read More


2003 20 Years Old 1 More Event
He became the first player of Inuit descent to play in a regular season NHL game when he suited up against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Opening Night October 9, 2003. … Read More
2004 - 2006 3 More Events
2007 24 Years Old On March 19, 2007, the NHL suspended Tootoo for five games. … Read More
2008 25 Years Old Tootoo scored his first playoff goal on April 10, 2008, against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of Game 1 of the 2008 Western Conference Quarter Finals in a 3-1 loss. … Read More
2010 27 Years Old On December 27, 2010, Tootoo voluntarily entered the NHL/NHLPA's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program to receive treatment for an alcohol problem.
2011 28 Years Old Following successful completion of the program, he returned to finish the season and play in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. … Read More
2012 29 Years Old He signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings on July 1, 2012.
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