|Assets:||Has a motor that never quits. Hits everything that moves. Displays some offensive instincts and decent hands. Plays with a lot of passion. Can play either wing position. Will drop the gloves.|
|Flaws:||His rock 'em, sock 'em style will at times hurt his team more than it helps, since he tends to rile up opponents in a big way or take bad penalties (questionable hits). Has had to deal with off-ice issues.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran agitator.|
|Canadian Major Junior||Third All-Star Team||2002-03|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||2002-03|
|10/23/2014||Bruised left foot, day-to-day.|
|10/07/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a one-year contract.|
|9/13/2014||Signed by the New Jersey Devils to a professional try-out contract.|
|6/18/2014||Placed on waivers by the Detroit Red Wings for the purpose of buying him out.|
|3/18/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|3/15/2014||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|12/23/2013||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|12/18/2013||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|11/14/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|11/06/2013||Placed on waivers by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|10/10/2013||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|9/30/2013||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract.|
|3/30/2012||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|3/27/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/10/2011||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|12/06/2011||Suspended by the NHL for two games.|
|4/05/2011||Missed 1 game (neck injury).|
|4/02/2011||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|2/19/2011||Missed 23 games (personal reasons).|
|12/28/2010||Personal reasons, injured reserve.|
|2/05/2010||Re-signed by the Nashville Predators to a two-year contract.|
|1/21/2010||Missed 17 games (broken foot).|
|12/13/2009||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|11/05/2009||Missed 13 games (groin).|
|2/14/2009||Missed 7 games (upper body injury).|
|2/01/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/15/2009||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|12/13/2008||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|12/09/2008||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/17/2008||Missed 19 games (hip flexor).|
|1/31/2008||Re-signed by the Nashville Predators to a two-year contract extension.|
|1/08/2008||Hip flexor, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/19/2007||Suspended by the NHL for 5 games.|
|2/22/2007||Missed 9 games (hip injury).|
|2/01/2007||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|12/17/2006||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|7/21/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a two-year contract.|
|4/30/2006||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|4/13/2006||Missed 4 games (tailbone).|
|3/07/2006||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|2/09/2006||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|2/04/2006||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/16/2006||Missed 4 games (back spasms) and assigned him to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/10/2006||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|12/15/2005||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|10/10/2005||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|2/26/2004||Missed 3 games (flu).|
|5/29/2003||Signed by the Nashville Predators.|
|9/23/2002||Returned to his junior team (Brandon-WHL).|
|9/19/2001||Returned to Brandon (WHL).|
|10/07/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 4th round (98th overall) in 2001.|
Would Jordin Tootoo return to Manitoba? | 06/19/2014 9:30 AM
NewsThe Winnipeg Jets could be a potential landing spot for Jordin Tootoo.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactThe Churchill, Manitoba product was placed on waivers by the Red Wings on Wednesday with the intention of buying out the remainder of his contract. Winnipeg may have several openings in their bottom-six group with Olli Jokinen, Devin Setoguchi and Chris Thorburn eligible for unrestricted free agency as well as Matt Halischuk, Michael Frolik and James Wright set to be restricted free agents.
Wings move towards buying out Jordin Tootoo | 06/18/2014 12:15 PM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have placed Jordin Tootoo on waivers.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactThe plan is to buy out the remainder of Tootoo's contract if he clears waivers. Because the Red Wings still have an available compliance buyout, Detroit would save $1.9 million in cap space for the 2014-15 campaign.
Wings still trying to move Jordin Tootoo | 06/16/2014 5:38 PM
NewsDetroit is making one last attempt to try to trade Jordin Tootoo.
Helene St. James on Twitter
ImpactIf they are unsuccessful then the Wings are expected to use a compliance buyout on him. Tootoo has one season left on a deal that owns a $1.9 million cap hit. He appeared in only 11 games with the Detroit in 2013-14 and spent most of the season in the AHL with Grand Rapids. He recorded 18 points and 104 penalty minutes in 51 contests with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate.
Wings may buy out Jordin Tootoo | 04/30/2014 9:48 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo might be bought out by Detroit.
Impact"Toots has done everything we could have asked of him in the AHL," GM Ken Holland said. "I don't know if we'll buy him out, but we don't want Toots in the American League. I have to figure out a way to get Jordin Tootoo back in the NHL." He has one year left on his contract, which carries a cap hit of $1.9 million. Tootoo skated in just 11 games with the Red Wings this past season.
Jordin Tootoo heads back to the AHL | 03/18/2014 2:47 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo has been returned to the minors.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactTootoo has an assist in 11 games this season. His three-year, $5.7 million contract with Detroit certainly hasn't worked out for either side and there's still another season left on the deal.
Detroit brings up Jordin Tootoo | 03/15/2014 6:14 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo has been called up by Detroit.
ImpactHe's projected to suit up in Sunday's game versus Chicago. Tootoo has appeared in just 10 games with the Red Wings this season.
Detroit demotes Jordin Tootoo | 12/23/2013 12:14 PM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have sent Jordin Tootoo to the minors.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactTootoo is in the second season of a three-year, $5.7 million contract, but he's fallen out of favor in Detroit. He was recalled for a handful of days before Detroit was dealing with an excessive number of injuries, but now that situation is improving, the Red Wings are shipping him back to the AHL.
Detroit brings back Jordin Tootoo | 12/18/2013 6:16 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo has been called up by the Detroit Red Wings.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactDetroit has several injured forwards right now, so it makes sense for them to bring back Tootoo. He has four points and 23 penalty minutes in 12 AHL games this season.
Detroit sends Jordin Tootoo to the minors | 11/14/2013 1:54 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo has been assigned to the minors by Detroit.
ImpactTootoo cleared waivers last week but he remained with the Wings until now. Detroit is making room on their roster to activate Jonathan Ericsson from injured reserve. Tootoo has played in just eight games this season.
Tootoo clears waivers, still with the Wings | 11/07/2013 4:39 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo has cleared waivers, but he won't be heading to the minors yet.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactIf he does end up being sent to the AHL then his demotion will save the Wings $925,000 in cap space. Detroit tried to shop Tootoo around the league for a draft pick prior to going to waiver route, but they didn't find any takers for the pesky winger. He has no points, five penalty minutes and 18 hits in eight outings this year.
Detroit waives Jordin Tootoo | 11/06/2013 12:16 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo has been waived by the Detroit Red Wings.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactTootoo has spent three of Detroit's last four games in the press box. He has no points and a minus-four rating in eight contests in 2013-14.
Tootoo will dress Monday, Samuelsson sits | 11/04/2013 3:50 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo will get back into Detroit's lineup Monday at Winnipeg.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe feisty winger has been a healthy scratch often in the early going of this season. In seven appearances with the Wings, he has no points and 16 his. Mikael Samuelsson will head to the press box for Monday's game instead.
Jordin Tootoo is fine after slash to his leg | 10/14/2013 11:15 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo is OK after getting a two-handed slash to the back of the leg Saturday night.
ImpactPhiladelphia forward Kris Newbury committed the infraction late in the third period and earned a two minute penalty on the play. "More of a stinger than anything," Tootoo said. "It caught the right nerve, I guess. Other than that, it just flared up a little bit." Tootoo was making his season debut in the contest and he logged just 3:54 of ice time.
Tootoo to play Saturday v Philly | 10/12/2013 10:11 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo will return to the Detroit lineup against Philadelphia.
ImpactHe has recovered from a shoulder injury and is itching to lace 'em up. If you are looking for a boost in your penalty minute totals, Tootoo may be a good play Saturday night against a struggling but ornery Flyer squad.
Jordin Tootoo has been cleared to return | 10/10/2013 11:48 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo (shoulder) has been cleared to play.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe's probably going to stay on injured reserve though until he returns to the lineup, which he won't do in Thursday's contest against Phoenix. Tootoo hasn't played yet this season because of a bruised shoulder.
Jordin Tootoo starts season on IR list | 09/30/2013 6:09 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo (shoulder) is on the injured reserve list.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactTootoo had eight points and 78 penalty minutes in 42 games. He's not expected to have much fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Tootoo likely to start season on IL | 09/28/2013 9:41 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo (bruised shoulder) will likely begin the season on the injured list.
ImpactTootoo was hoping to be ready for the season opener on Tuesday, but it looks as if he needs a little more healing time given the way he plays.
Tootoo (shoulder) should be OK for Game 1 | 09/22/2013 9:26 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo (bruised shoulder) could miss the rest of the preseason, but he should be ready to go for the season opener on Oct. 2, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said.
ImpactThe Wings have three more games left on their preseason slate, and Tootoo is considered day to day. It's likely that the team will take the cautious approach as it aims to get the winger healthy for the games that count. Tootoo had eight points and 78 penalty minutes last season.
Battling for a spot doesn't worry Tootoo | 09/10/2013 8:09 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo isn't concerned that he'll have to battle for his roster spot at training camp.
Impact"Every year is a tryout camp for me, that's how I take it mentally," said Tootoo. "I just to have to prepare myself every day to be the best I can. Hundreds of other guys would like to be in your spot." His physical style could benefit the Wings in their move to the Eastern Conference this season. Tootoo had 78 penalty minutes and 68 hits in 42 games with Detroit last year, but he was dressed in just one playoff game.
Report: Preds, Wings talk Jordin Tootoo trade | 07/28/2013 12:08 PM
NewsLeft winger Jordin Tootoo could be traded back to the Nashville Predators by the Detroit Red Wings, according to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com.
ImpactKhan is reporting the Wings and Preds are discussing the idea of sending Tootoo back to Music City U.S.A. Khan says the Wings need to move a forward (or two) and sending Tootoo back to Nashville would be a comfortable move for him. The Predators also have an abundance of forwards after signing four of them this summer (Matt Cullen, Eric Nystrom, Matt Hendricks, and Viktor Stalberg). Tootoo and his $1.9 million cap hit the next two seasons might not make a great fit there, but the talks are happening nonetheless, Khan says. Tootoo used to play for the Preds.
Jordin Tootoo may have more value in 2013-14 | 06/02/2013 7:05 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo's value in the 2013-14 season should increase.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe Red Wings are moving over to the tougher and more physical Eastern Conference for the 2013-14 season and Tootoo's style of play will be a better match for more ice time. Tootoo is going into the second year of a three-year deal that is worth $1.9 million a season. He is worth grabbing late in deep pools that use penalty minutes as a category.
Jordin Tootoo scores game-winner Wednesday | 04/25/2013 10:15 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo netted the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over Los Angeles.
ImpactTootoo has three goals and seven points in 40 games this season. "Any time you can contribute, and as a fourth-line players, it's always exciting," said Tootoo. "You don't get that very often, so you make the best of it." Thanks in part to Tootoo's efforts, the Red Wings have moved up to the eighth seed in the Western Conference. They will try to protect that position on Thursday against Nashville.
Jordin Tootoo a healthy scratch Sunday | 04/08/2013 7:48 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
ImpactThe Red Wings recalled Riley Sheahan when they were not sure as to whether or not Henrik Zetterberg would be healthy enough to play. But when Zetterberg's groin was deemed okay to go, coach Mike Babcock put Sheahan in the lineup anyway and sat the truculent Tootoo. Look for Tootoo to return this week.
Jordin Tootoo adds a spark to Detroit lineup | 03/22/2013 9:40 AM
NewsDetroit coach Mike Babcock likes what Jordin Tootoo brings to the Wings lineup.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch on March 13th, but he's played in 29 of the team's 30 games while adding a physical edge to the forecheck. Tootoo has racked up 69 penalty minutes, including seven fighting majors, and 44 hits this campaign. He has also chipped in two goals and three assists. Tootoo has been a solid off-season acquisition for the Red Wings.
Tootoo likely to dress v Oilers Friday | 03/15/2013 9:44 AM
NewsAfter being a healthy scratch Wednesday against the Flames, there is a very good chance that Jordin Tootoo will be back in the Red Wing lineup against the Oliers.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe Wings did not play well against Calgary without Tootoo and he may supply a much-needed spark against Edmonton.
Jordin Tootoo spends game in press box | 03/14/2013 9:35 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo was a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"We have a lot of guys coming back from injury, and I think when things aren't going the right way, or the way they're supposed to, sometimes change is good," Tootoo said. "I think sometimes change is good to fire a team up." It didn't work on Wednesday, as Detroit suffered a 5-2 loss to Calgary. It wouldn't be surprising if Tootoo was back in the lineup on Friday.
Jordin Tootoo called out by Jared Boll | 03/10/2013 10:13 AM
NewsBlue Jackets enforcer Jared Boll had some unkind words to offer about Detroit's Jordin Tootoo after Saturday's 3-0 victory over the Wings.
ImpactThe two players engaged in verbal sparring throughout the contest, but never dropped the gloves and Boll claims that's because of Tootoo's reluctance to do so. "I don't know when he's going to learn," Boll said. "Hasn't he been called out enough? Guys ask him to fight and instead of standing up and doing it the right way, he just cheap-shots guys. I dropped my gloves at center ice. He kept saying `yeah, yeah, yeah' and then he skates away and tries to draw a penalty." Clearly there is no love lost between the two combatants so perhaps the two will do the deed during Sunday's rematch.
Sat's game v Preds just business for Tootoo | 02/23/2013 2:20 PM
NewsNow that Jordin Tootoo's first game against Nashville is out of the way, Saturday's rematch should be less eventful.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactThat's probably doubly true given that his first game against his former squad was in Nashville while Detroit will host this contest. "Obviously there was a lot of hype going into the game in Nashville and obviously the reception I got was pretty amazing," Tootoo said. "I know coming back here is just going to be another game for us. We're division rivals and we have to get back on the winning ways and no better team to do it against." Detroit is looking to end their five-game losing streak.
Jordin Tootoo to return to Nashville | 02/19/2013 9:35 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo will return to Nashville for the first time as a visitor.
ImpactTootoo had played his entire career in Nashville before becoming an unrestricted free agent in the summer and signing on with the Red Wings. The 30-year-old feisty winger found it strange as he was in the visitor's dressing room for the first time on Monday. "Right now, for me, I'm just taking it all in stride," Tootoo said. "I don't know what to expect. I have never been on this side before. It should be an interesting evening. Coming into Nashville and driving on the bus, everything was a first for me." Look for Tootoo to battle someone on Tuesday.
Jordin Tootoo reaches the 500-game mark | 02/16/2013 11:05 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo played in his 500th game on Friday.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactTootoo is often overlooked in fantasy leagues. He provides a nice combination of points and PIM, but not enough in either category to get excited over. Still, he's a solid bottom-six forward who figures to be in the league for years to come. He turned 30 on Feb. 2.
Jordin Tootoo fought twice Tuesday | 01/31/2013 11:10 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo got into two fights during Detroit's 4-1 victory over Dallas.
ImpactTootoo has no points and 25 penalty minutes in six games. He'll start to generate some offense with Detroit eventually, but his primary role with the team is as an enforcer and that's the job he seems to be best at.
Jordin Tootoo to be valuable for Red Wings | 01/15/2013 9:28 AM
NewsJordin Tootoo will give the Detroit Red Wings a lot of toughness this season.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactNHLers hate playing against the agitating Tootoo and his presence will help the Red Wings who have not had his type of player of late. "When we won the Cup last, we had great toughness on our team," coach Mike Babcock said. "Dallas Drake hunted you down, and we had Mac (Darren McCarty) and we had Downs (Aaron Downey). We had lots of grit. We haven't been near as gritty since. We're not talking about guys to stop and fight at stoppages, we're talking about guys who will get on you and forecheck and make people nervous. He always made us nervous." Tootoo also has some offensive skills so he makes a nice late pick in a pool where penalty minutes count.
Jordin Tootoo feels good going into season | 01/10/2013 5:50 PM
NewsJordin Tootoo is feeling good going into the shortened season.
Impact"I feel great physically, feel like a new man, and mentally I'm excited to get after it," said Tootoo. "You could only practice so much but it was great to get the chance to be on the ice every day and I was happy to work on some aspects of the game." Tootoo is good for about a penalty minute per game, but his offensive upside is limited.
|Goals||0||6 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Oct 21||0|
|Assists||0||6 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Oct 21||1|
|Points||0||6 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Oct 21||1|
|Penalty Minutes||7||vs. SJ||Oct 18||5|
|Plus/Minus||1||at Fla||Oct 11||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||6 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Oct 21||0|
|Power Play Points||0||6 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||6 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||6 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shots||2||at Fla||Oct 11||2|
|Penalty Minutes||137||2003-04 (Nas)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2003-04 (Nas)|
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