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Chicago Blackhawks Sign Jordin Tootoo

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Jordin Tootoo on a one-year contract.

Tootoo, 33, has played the last two seasons with the New Jersey Devils where he scored four goals and notched five assists in 66 games during the 2015-16 campaign. Over his 12-year NHL career, Tootoo has tallied 158 points (63G, 95A) in 673 career games. The forward made his NHL debut in 2003 with Nashville where he played for eight seasons. He later skated for Detroit (2012-14).

The Churchill, Manitoba native has appeared in 40 Stanley Cup Playoffs games, netting three goals and recording seven assists. Tootoo was originally selected in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft by Nashville.

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I NOW consider the Blackhawks not elite.

Posted by Garth on 07/05/16 at 03:01 PM ET


Good for him.  I never felt he got a fair chance when he was here.

Posted by Wise1 on 07/05/16 at 03:08 PM ET

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Good for him.  I never felt he got a fair chance when he was here.

Posted by Wise1 on 07/05/16 at 04:08 PM ET

He got in 54 games with the Wings.  The one time Babcock did him a solid and put him on the ice to start a game, he promptly started a fight off the opening faceoff, and that was about all she wrote for him.  Wings wanted the Jordin Tootoo that could hit and chip in 30 points, and instead they got one that was on like a 15-point pace and taking dumb penalties.  Babcock and Holland had seen enough.

I’d say he got plenty of a chance.  All he had to do was prove he was a player besides a fighter, and he could never wrap his head around that for some reason.

Posted by Primis on 07/05/16 at 03:16 PM ET

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