Jordin Tootoo

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Jordin Tootoo

Jordin Tootoo (Inuktitut syllabics: ᔪᐊᕐᑕᓐ ᑑᑐ; born February 2, 1983 in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player.

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Playing Career

Jordin Tootoo played for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League from 1999 to 2003 and was selected 98th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft as the 6th choice of the Nashville Predators.

He became the first player of Inuit descent to play in a regular season NHL game when he suited up against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on opening night October 9, 2003. He was also the first person of Inuit descent to be drafted by an NHL team.

He 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, 2003. Tootoo also got a "Gordie Howe hat trick" against the St. Louis Blues on January 10th 2004 when he notched a goal, assist, and fighting major.

He currently plays for the Nashville Predators, although during the 2004 NHL lockout, Tootoo is playing for the Predator's farm team, the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Awards

  • WHL Player of the Month for December, 2001.
  • WHL Player of the Week for the week of December 23-30, 2001.
  • WHL Player of the Week for the week of November 11-17, 2002.
  • Played in the 2001 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
  • Hardest shot in the 2001 Top Prospects Skills Evaluation (96.1 mph).
  • Nominated as Manitoba's Sportsman of the Year for 2000.
  • Rookie of the Year and Scholastic Player of the Year honors in 1998-99.

Records

None


Career Statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999-00 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 45 6 10 16 214 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 60 20 28 48 172 6 2 4 6 18
2001-02 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 64 32 39 71 272 16 4 3 7 58
2002-03 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 51 35 39 74 216 17 6 3 9 49
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 70 4 4 8 137 5 0 0 0 4
2004-05* Milwaukee Admirals AHL 21 4 1 5 113 -- -- -- -- --

* - As of January 11, 2005

International Play

  • Member of Team West in the under-17 2000 World Hockey Challenge.
  • Was the captain of Canada's under-18 team at the 2000 Four Nations tournament, winning a gold medal.
  • Helped Team Canada win silver at the 2003 World Junior Championships.

International Statistics

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Canada Four Nat 3 2 0 3 10
2003 Canada WJC 6 2 1 3 4

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