Everything I read tells me he is, at best, a shabby substitute for Andrew Shaw.
Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports If you took a closer look at almost every hockey player in the NHL, you would probably hear a fascinating story of physical and mental strength and resilience.
The Jordin Tootoo of today, a former Red Wing and devoted family man who says he hasn’t touched a drop of alcohol in more than six years, has moved on from what he refers to as his “past life.”It was a life that, beginning in his teen years, meant drinking to excess during the harsh days and nights spent not far from the Arctic Circle — in a town where the only way in or out was by plane or snowmobile.
It was a way of life that escalated after the suicide of his brother and reached its apex after Tootoo became the first player of Inuk descent to reach the NHL, where fame and fortune only fueled the opportunities to drink. “It’s a balance and understanding that when you create something it’s not all about you anymore.
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This is a great story, but how the heck does it translate into Tootoo working out with the Chicago Blackhawks?!