NHL veteran Tootoo retires after 13 seasons


After 13 seasons in the NHL, forward Jordin Tootoo has decided to retire, making the announcement on Friday. After sitting out the 2017-18 season on long-term injured reserve with an upper-body injury, he did not play after the Chicago Blackhawks assigned him to Rockford of the American Hockey League on Nov. 30. The 35-year-old is just pleased he was able to play as long as he did professionally in a rugged sport. “I look back and I reflect on my hockey career and what it's given me opportunity-wise away from the game,” Tootoo said earlier in October. “Personally, I didn't think it would go this far. But I'm grateful for everything that's put in front of me. “It's been a tremendous ride.” In

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