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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jordin Tootoo.


1983 Birth Born on February 2, 1983.


1998 15 Years Old Tootoo played Bantam AAA 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


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 21 Years Old Tootoo has also earned two "Gordie Howe hat tricks"on January 10, 2004, and December 8, 2007when he notched a goal, an assist, and a fighting major in each game.
2005 22 Years Old He spent the 2005–06 season between the Nashville Predators and the Predators' minor league affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, where he played during the 2004–05 NHL lockout.
2006 23 Years Old On July 21, 2006 he was re-signed by the Predators to a two-year contract.
2008 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 31, 2008, he was re-signed to another two-year contract extension.
2012 29 Years Old He signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings, Nashville's Central Division rival on July 1, 2012.


2013 30 Years Old He scored his first goal as a Red Wing against his former team, the Predators on February 19, 2013. … Read More
2014 31 Years Old He played with the team for 68 games during the 2014–15 season. … Read More
2015 32 Years Old On May 8, 2015, he was re-signed to a second one-year $825,000 contract. … Read More
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