Jordin Tootoo, first Inuk player in NHL, retires after 13 seasons

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Jordin Tootoo, first Inuk player in NHL, retires after 13 seasons
Jordin Tootoo, first Inuk player in NHL, retires after 13 seasons

BRANDON, Man. — Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuk player in the history of the NHL, has announced his retirement from the league after 13 seasons. Tootoo made history when he was selected by Nashville in the fourth round, 98th overall, of the 2001 NHL draft. He played most of his career with the Predators and also spent time with Detroit, New Jersey and Chicago. He last played in the 2016-17 season, when he had two goals and an assist in 50 games with the Blackhawks. Tootoo had 65 goals, 96 assists and 1,010 penalty minutes over 723 NHL regular-season games and three goals, seven assists and 65 penalty minutes over 42 post-season games. The 35-year-old from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, announced his retirement

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