Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jordin Tootoo
Jordin Tootoo was born February 2, 1983 in Churchill, Manitoba. The sixth choice, 98th overall selection of the Nashville Predators in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Tootoo is a graduate of the WHLs Brandon Wheat Kings.

A diminutive yet hard-nosed winger, Tootoo played four seasons in Brandon and was named a WHL Eastern Conference First Team All-Star in 2003. The Wheat Kings MVP in each of his four seasons, Tootoo was named Manitobas Sportsman of the Year for 2000. Prior to joining the Wheat Kings, Tootoo played for the OCN Blizzard of the MJHL, earning Rookie of the Year and Scholastic Player of the Year honours.

Although born in Churchill, Manitoba, Tootoos hometown is Rankin Inlet, Nunavet, located on Hudson Bay. Tootoo is the first player of Inuit descent to be drafted into the NHL and the first player to be signed. A member of Canadas silver medal World Junior Team in 2003, Tootoo became the first player of Inuit descent to play a NHL game when he made his NHL debut with the Predators in 2003-04. In his first season with Nashville, Tootoo continued his hard-nose play, and did not shy away from the rough stuff. In 70 games, Tootoo registered eight points (4-4-4) in 70 games while accumulating over 130 minutes in penalties.

Tootoo played parts of eight seasons in Nashville before he became an unrestricted free agent and signed a three year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on July 1, 2012.

After playing only two seasons in Detroit, Tootoo was bought out of his contract in order for the Red Wings to save money on the salary cap. As a free agent, Tootoo signed a one year contract with the New Jersey Devils on October 7, 2014.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Spruce Grove Broncos AMBHL 34 20 10 30 149
1998-99 OCN Blizzard MJHL 47 16 21 37 251
1999-00 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 45 6 10 16 214 -12
2000-01 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 60 20 28 48 172 +1 6 2 4 6 18
2001-02 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 64 32 39 71 272 +8 16 4 3 7 58
2002-03 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 51 35 39 74 216 +13 17 6 3 9 49
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 6 1 1 2 4 -2
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 70 4 4 8 137 -6 5 0 0 0 4
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 59 10 12 22 266 +8 6 0 0 0 41
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 34 4 6 10 55 +9 3 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 41 13 14 27 133 +6 15 9 2 11 35
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 65 3 6 9 116 -11 4 0 1 1 21
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 63 11 7 18 100 -8 6 2 0 2 4
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 72 4 12 16 124 -15
2009-10 Nashville Predators NHL 51 6 10 16 40 +2 6 0 1 1 2
2010-11 Nashville Predators NHL 54 8 10 18 61 +8 12 1 5 6 28
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 77 6 24 30 92 -5 3 0 0 0 4
2012-13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 3 5 8 78 0 1 0 0 0 2
2013-14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 0 1 1 5 -3
2013-14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 51 6 12 18 104 -1 4 0 1 1 4
2014-15 New Jersey Devils NHL 68 10 5 15 72 +1
2015-16 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 4 5 9 102 -26
NHL Totals 673 63 95 158 982 40 3 7 10 65


WHL East First All-Star Team (2003) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, October 7, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 5, 2016.
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