Jordin Tootoo – Inuit, Hockey Player
Rankin Inlet’s Jordin Tootoo first captured the hearts of Canadians in the World Junior Championships in 2003. His tenacity on the ice helped the Canadians capture a silver medal.
Tootoo became the first Inuk to play in the NHL, when he was drafted by the Nashville Predators in 2003.
The Team Tootoo Foundation was founded in 2011. The foundation was established in honour of his brother Terence who committed suicide in 2002, focusing on anti-suicide and anti-bullying programs.
Jordin Tootoo’s contract with the Chicago Blackhawks was just extended through the 2017-18 season.