Former NHLer Jordin Tootoo visits Six Nations

Former NHL player Jordin Tootoo took the time to talk and sign the shirt of loyal fan Irene Trudeau who traveled with her husband from Toronto just to hear and meet her hero. (Photo By Neil Becker)

By Neil Becker Sports Writer OHSWEKEN – Former NHL veteran Jordin Tootoo came to Six Nations with a special message. Speaking on Friday, September 20th in front of a packed house at the Gathering Place by the Grand, Tootoo told his story of perseverance and overcoming addiction. Tootoo, who was the first Inuk to play in the NHL opened up to the audience about various trying times in his life including the suicide of his older brother Terrance Tootoo who he was close to along with overcoming alcohol addiction. “December 19th, 2010 was the last drink I had,” Tootoo said to a rousing ovation. “I never had a relapse since that day. To change your life, you need the courage to stick with it. The first three years are the…

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