Jordin Tootoo
Canadian ice hockey player
Jordin Tootoo
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.
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Blackhawks' Jordin Tootoo relishes sober life after years of alcohol abuse
Chicago Times - 13 days
Jordin Tootoo sits at the dining room table cradling his daughter while she drinks from a bottle, laughing when the 8-month-old gives a contented "ahhh." That scene is a stark contrast to when, as a teenager, Tootoo showed up to his future wife's Sweet 16 birthday party carrying a six-pack of beer....
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NHL-National Hockey League roundup
Yahoo News - 3 months
The Nashville Predators sent defenseman Anthony Bitetto to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment Saturday. Bitetto, 26, has been sidelined and on injured reserve since being injured in a fight with Blackhawks forward Jordin Tootoo in the season opener against Chicago on Oct. 14. Bitetto appeared in 28 games with the Predators last season and earned six points (one goal, five assists) and 19 penalty minutes.
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Flames 3, Devils 2: Flames Knock Off the Devils
NYTimes - over 1 year
Bobby Farnam scored 4 minutes 1 second into the second period, and Jordin Tootoo added a power-play goal at 8:06, but it was not enough for the Devils.
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National Hockey League Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Newark, NJ ( - Marko Dano scored the eventual game-winning goal before the midway point of regulation, as the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a seven-game skid with a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday. Justin Falk and Brandon Dubinsky each tallied a goal and an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky made 21 saves for the Blue Jackets, who won their first game since a 2-1 decision at Pittsburgh on Feb. 19. Jordin Tootoo and Peter Harrold each lit the lamp, while Cory Schneider allowed all three goals on 24 shots as New Jersey's two game win streak came to an end.
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Jordin Tootoo clears waivers, still with Red Wings
USA Today - over 3 years
Red Wings can send him to the minors within the next 10 games or 30 days
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Red Wings place Jordin Tootoo on waivers
USA Today - over 3 years
He would report to the American Hockey League if he clears
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Monday Morning Fly By: Another disappointing weekend in Flyersland.
Broad St Hockey - over 3 years
*Another two-game weekend, another Monday of depressed reflection. This can't go on forever, right? If you missed out on the fun, recap Friday's Coyotes game here, Saturday's Red Wings game here. *Penalties are an obvious problem for this Flyers team, and Craig Berube thinks that's been the case for too long. (CSN Philly) *Both Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier were injured in Friday's match. Hartnell's injury appears to be a bit more significant. (SB Nation) *Asking the obvious question: when is it time to give Hexy the job? (Flyers Faithful) *This weekend's play wasn't all terrible; the Flyers looked pretty good at even strength against the Red Wings. Problem is, they still lost. (Flyers) *Meltzer on the weekend's games as well as a check-in with the farm team. (Hockeybuzz) *Zac Rinaldo has been leaving it all on the ice in these early games. ( *Claude Giroux is still struggling to find his game. (Flyers) *BSHer Dangler9 examines game #5 via s ...
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Dolly Parton Mailing 10,000 Monthly Books To Manitoba Aboriginal Children
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Country legend Dolly Parton is giving aboriginal kids across the province of Manitoba monthly books free of charge as part of a charitable literacy foundation she heads. The Winnipeg Free Press reports Parton will send out books every month in the mail at no cost to approximately 10,000 aboriginal children (from newborns through to five-year-olds) on 55 of 63 First Nations. The goal of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is to have all 63 of the First Nations included. The first such library opened in Dauphin back in 2009 when Karen Davis of the Ebb and Flow First Nation and Parton's foundation joined forces, the first of what would later become 15 such libraries in 15 Manitoba First Nations. "I want every child in a First Nation to start school with the enthusiasm where they can say, 'I can read,'" Davis said. "'I know how to hold a book. My parents read to me.'" Infants will receive "The Little Engine That Could" as the first book with a thank you letter from Parton to p ...
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Blackhawks Force Game 7
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
DETROIT — The Chicago Blackhawks extended their season for at least one more game, scoring three goals in the first half of the third period to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in Game 6 of their second-round series on Monday night. Bryan Bickell had the go-ahead score early in the third and NHL's top-seeded team earned a shot to advance to the Western Conference finals after trailing the second round-series 3-1 and beginning the third period of Game 6 down by a goal. "We're doing the right things to score goals and we're confident when we get those chances that they're going to go in somehow," Chicago captain Jonathan Toews said. "We've got that momentum, we want to keep it." The Blackhawks began the third down by one and were up by two goals midway through the period after an offensive flurry. They needed the cushion because Damien Brunner scored with 52 seconds left to pull Detroit within one. The Red Wings pulled their goaltender, but they were unable to s ...
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Red Wings beat Kings, take 8th place in West
Fox News - almost 4 years
Jordin Tootoo and Johan Franzen tallied in the third period to snap a tie and lift Detroit over Los Angeles, 3-1, at Joe Louis Arena.
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Setoguchi, Backstrom Help Minnesota Wild Gain Victory Over Red Wings
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
DETROIT -- Devin Setoguchi had two goals, Niklas Backstrom made 36 saves and the streaking Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday night. Kyle Brodziak, Mikko Koivu also scored for Minnesota, which won its fourth straight. Pierre-Marc Bouchard had two assists. Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored for Detroit. Minnesota led 1-0 after the first period despite being outshot 17-5. Setoguchi opened the scoring 2:04 into the game when he swept in a shot from the bottom of the right circle for his 10th goal. Setoguchi's second goal of the game came on the power play with 2:45 left in the second period, putting in a rebound to give Minnesota a 4-1 lead. Brodziak's power-play goal 3:51 into the second period made it 2-0 when he put in a one-timer shot from the edge of the crease, his fifth goal, off a pass from Jared Spurgeon. Nyquist put Detroit on the scoreboard 9:09 into the middle period with his first goal. He capitalized on Spurgeon's ...
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Shortened Season Means More Fights?
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
DETROIT — Wanna fight? If you're an NHL player, you can probably find somebody to drop the gloves. A lockout-delayed and shortened season has created a spike in fights around the league, just as it did the last time labor woes led to a 48-game season. There were 58 fights through the first 87 games this year, following play on Tuesday night, an increase from 39 after the same number of games last season, according to STATS. During the 1994-95 season, there were 83 fights over the first 87 games of that lockout-shortened slate, a jump from 58 during the same stretch previous season. "Obviously, you have a situation where the players are being thrown into the immediate intensity of a shortened season and that certainly may play a role," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote Thursday in an email to The Associated Press. "We monitor these things as well, and the number of fighting majors have decreased significantly and begun to normalize over the last week. I ...
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Nashville Predators, Jordin Tootoo unlikely to reach new deal
The Tennessean - over 4 years
Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo likely will not re-sign with the team before unrestricted free agency begins July 1, his agent indicated Monday.
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Preds' Tootoo shows frustration over benching
The Tennessean - almost 5 years
Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo made public his frustration over being benched in three of four playoff games against the Detroit Red Wings.
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Predators Top Red Wings
Huffington Post Sports - almost 5 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gabriel Bourque scored two goals in his postseason debut, and the Nashville Predators held onto home-ice advantage by beating Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Wednesday night to open their Western Conference playoff series. Game 2 is Friday night in Nashville. Paul Gaustad scored his first postseason goal, and Pekka Rinne made 35 saves. The Predators started at home after edging Detroit for the No. 4 seed, and they started their third postseason series against their Central Division rival with their first win in the opening game. Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom scored power-play goals for Detroit. The Red Wings lost center Darren Helm to an upper-body injury in the first period. Nashville gave Detroit 44 seconds of a 5-on-3 when Ryan Suter was called for slashing at with 3:52 to go. The Predators killed off the 5-on-3, but Holmstrom scored with 2:07 left to give Detroit a chance. After Holmstrom's goal, Nashville took its timeout while D ...
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Jordin Tootoo: The Resurrection
Gack Sports - almost 5 years
Resurrection: The act of bringing back to practice, notice, or use; revival. Jordin Tootoo is back to practice, he is back to being noticed, and back to being a really useful guy on the Nashville Predators lineup.  A revival has taken place.  For a lot of people this may come as a surprise.  They see Tootoo as an instigator and enforcer in the league and ...
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Predators' Jordin Tootoo celebrates sobriety
USA Today - about 5 years
To <a class="fplink fp-152005" href="/jordin+tootoo">Jordin Tootoo</a>, there have been several days of importance and meaning.
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December 7th Edition of The Eric Smith Show (2pm hour)
Fan 590 - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-550961" href="/Kelly+Hrudey+1">Kelly Hrudey</a> of Hockey Night in Canada on the the <a class="fplink fp-152005" href="/Jordin+Tootoo+1">Jordin Tootoo</a> suspension; and former Montreal Expo and current sports broadcaster <a class="fplink fp-827973" href="/Warren+Cromartie+1">Warren Cromartie</a> talks about the Marlins signing <a class="fplink fp-470366" href="/Heath+Bell+1">Heath Bell</a>, Jose Reyes and chasing Albert Pujols.
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Jordin Tootoo gets two games for Ryan Miller hit - USA Today
Google News - about 5 years
USA Today <a class="fplink fp-152005" href="/jordin+tootoo">Jordin Tootoo</a> gets two games for <a class="fplink fp-678383" href="/ryan+miller">Ryan Miller</a> hit USA Today By Mike Brehm, USA TODAY By Sanford Myers, The Tennessean Nashville Predators right wing <a class="fplink fp-152005" href="/jordin+tootoo">Jordin Tootoo</a> will miss two games and more than $13000 in pay. By Sanford Myers, The Tennessean Nashville Predators right wing <a class="fplink fp-152005" href="/jordin+tootoo">Jordin Tootoo</a> will miss two games ... Predators' Tootoo banned two games for Miller hitReuters <a class="fplink fp-152005" href="/jordin+tootoo">Jordin Tootoo</a> suspended 2 gamesESPN NHL suspends <a class="fplink fp-152005" href="/jordin+tootoo">Jordin Tootoo</a> two games for <a class="fplink fp-678383" href="/ryan+miller">Ryan Miller</a> collisionYahoo! Sports (blog) -SB Nation all 104 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jordin Tootoo
  • 2015
    Age 32
    On May 8, 2015, he was re-signed to a second one-year $825,000 contract.
    More Details Hide Details As a free agent on July 5, 2016, Tootoo left the Devils to sign a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • 2014
    Age 31
    He played with the team for 68 games during the 2014–15 season.
    More Details Hide Details He scored 10 goals, had 5 assists, and sat for 72 PIM ranking 55th most penalty points in the NHL.
  • 2013
    Age 30
    He scored his first goal as a Red Wing against his former team, the Predators on February 19, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details On June 18, 2014, the Red Wings placed Tootoo on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a compliance buyout. Tootoo attended the training camp for the New Jersey Devils on a tryout basis and signed a one-year contract with the team on October 7, 2014.
  • 2012
    Age 29
    He signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings, Nashville's Central Division rival on July 1, 2012.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Tootoo was designated an unrestricted free agent after the 2011–12 season.
    On January 31, 2008, he was re-signed to another two-year contract extension.
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  • 2006
    Age 23
    On July 21, 2006 he was re-signed by the Predators to a two-year contract.
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  • 2005
    Age 22
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 21
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 20
    Tootoo represented Canada at the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he recorded two goals and one assist in six games, and won a silver medal.
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    Tootoo got his first NHL point with an assist on a Dan Hamhuis goal against the St. Louis Blues on October 16, 2003 and scored his first NHL goal against the Atlanta Thrashers on October 23.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was also the first person of Inuit descent to be drafted by an NHL team. Tootoo wears the number '22' as a play on words of his name.
  • 2002
    Age 19
    In August 2002, Terence committed suicide at the age of 22, in the wake of an arrest for drunk driving.
    More Details Hide Details Tootoo's middle name, Kudluk, means "thunder" in Inuktitut. Jordin's mother Rose (née Harrison) is of Ukrainian descent, while his father Barney is an Inuk from Nunavut. He is the paternal nephew of the former Manitoba Legislative Assembly Speaker George Hickes and cousin to former Nunavut Legislative Assembly Speaker and former Canadian Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Hunter Tootoo. Although born in Manitoba, Tootoo grew up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, where he was taught to skate and play hockey by his father. Growing up in Rankin Inlet also allowed Tootoo to learn the traditional Inuit lifestyle that includes hunting and camping. As the first Inuk to play in the National Hockey League he has become a role model for youth in Nunavut. On December 27, 2010, Tootoo voluntarily entered the NHL/NHLPA's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program to receive treatment for an alcohol problem. Following successful completion of the program, he returned to finish the season and play in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.
  • 1999
    Age 16
    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.
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  • 1998
    Age 15
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 0
    Born on February 2, 1983.
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