NHL veteran Tootoo retires after 13 seasons

Reuters

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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