Video of AHL player Jordin Tootoo giving away his stick goes viral

Video of AHL player Jordin Tootoo giving away his stick goes viral

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 25 (UPI) -- A video of AHL player Jordin Tootoo giving away his stick to a young fan after a game has gone viral.
Aileen Graef

NHL: Detroit 3, Los Angeles 1

DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- Jimmy Howard made 23 saves Wednesday to bring Detroit a 3-1 win over Los Angeles that moved the Red Wings into the Western Conference's last playoff spot.

NHL: Detroit 8, Vancouver 3

DETROIT, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Damien Brunner led Detroit's offensive assault with two goals and a pair of assists Sunday in the Red Wings' 8-3 blitz of Vancouver.

NHL: Nashville 2, Minnesota 1 (SO)

NASHVILLE, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Colin Wilson scored the only shootout goal Wednesday to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 win that extended Minnesota's losing streak to eight games.

NHL: Nashville 4, Detroit 3

NASHVILLE, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Shea Weber scored the tying and game-winning goals with time running down in the third period Thursday, rallying Nashville to a 4-3 win over Detroit.

NHL: Nashville 3, Anaheim 2

NASHVILLE, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Jordin Tootoo returned from a suspension to notch a goal and an assist Saturday, boosting Nashville past Anaheim 3-2.

NHL: Nashville 6, Vancouver 5

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Mike Fisher finished off a Nashville comeback by scoring with 1:16 to play Thursday, boosting the Predators to a 6-5 victory over Vancouver.

NHL: Edmonton 6, Nashville 2

NASHVILLE, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Jordan Eberle and Shawn Horcoff both scored twice Tuesday to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-2 win over Nashville.

NHL: Nashville 4, Anaheim 2

NASHVILLE, April 24 (UPI) -- Nick Spaling notched the go-ahead goal Sunday and the Nashville Predators downed Anaheim 4-2, winning their first-round playoff series 4-games-to-2.

NHL: Nashville 6, Atlanta 3

NASHVILLE, April 5 (UPI) -- Jordin Tootoo and Sergei Kostitsyn scored two goals apiece Tuesday in the Nashville Predators' 6-3 win over Atlanta.

NHL: Nashville 3, Colorado 2

DENVER, March 31 (UPI) -- Martin Erat gave Nashville a three-goal lead in the third period Thursday and the Predators held on to defeat Colorado 3-2.

Predators' Tootoo enters treatment program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo has voluntarily entered into substance abuse treatment, the NHL Players' Association announced Monday.

NHL: Nashville 3, Phoenix 0

NASHVILLE, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Pekka Rinne rejected all 33 Phoenix shots Tuesday, earning his third shutout off the season, in the Nashville Predators' 3-0 win over the Coyotes.

NHL: Nashville 4, Pittsburgh 3 (SO)

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Shootout goals by Cal O'Reilly and Martin Erat lifted the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh Sunday.

NHL: Nashville 2, N.Y. Rangers 1

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Colin Wilson's power-play goal in the second period Wednesday helped the Nashville Predators record a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.
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Jordin Tootoo
Nashville Predators right wing Jordin Tootoo (22) checks Chicago Blackhawks right wing Martin Havlat, of the Czech Republic, into the boards during the first period in Chicago, on October 12, 2006. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Jordin John Kudluk Tootoo (Inuktitut: ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᔮᓐ ᑲᑦᓗᒃ ᑐᑐ; born February 2, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the first player of Inuit descent to play in the NHL.

Tootoo played Bantam AA hockey in Spruce Grove, Alberta. The Brandon Wheat Kings selected him in the 3rd round of the 1998 WHL Bantam Draft. Tootoo played for the Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1999 to 2003 and was selected 98th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft as the sixth choice of the Nashville Predators. He became the first player of Inuit descent to play in a regular season NHL game when he suited up against the Anaheim Ducks on Opening Night October 9, 2003. He was also the first person of Inuit descent to be drafted by an NHL team. Tootoo wears the number '22' as a play on words of his name.

Tootoo got his first NHL point with an assist on a Dan Hamhuis goal against the St. Louis Blues on October 16, 2003 and scored his first NHL goal against the Atlanta Thrashers on October 23. Tootoo has also earned two "Gordie Howe hat tricks" — on January 10, 2004, and December 8, 2007 — when he notched a goal, an assist, and a fighting major in each game.

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