Jordin Tootoo announces NHL retirement

By Neil Becker Sports Reporter After 13 seasons, Jordin Tootoo has officially made that difficult decision to retire from the NHL. Tootoo who went down in history as the first Inuk NHL player was originally a 2001 fourth round entry level draft pick by the Nashville Predators. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks along with the New Jersey Devils. Known for his relentlessness and determination Tootoo, who is 35 years-old, announced his decision to step down on Friday October 19th coincidently enough in Brandon, Manitoba where prior to his NHL career he started for the Brandon Wheat Kings. “When I came to Brandon in 1999, I didn’t think of myself as an Indigenous role model,” Tootoo said. “I was just a hockey player that would fight…

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