Nashville signs F Tootoo to 2-year, $2.5 million contract extension

Author:
Publish date:

NASHVILLE - Right wing Jordin Tootoo has signed a two-year, US$2.5 million extension with the Nashville Predators.

Tootoo will earn $1.15 million next season and $1.35 million in 2011-12.

General manager David Poile said in a statement Friday that Tootoo has developed on the ice and in the community since the Predators drafted him in 2001.

The 27-year-old has played in 330 NHL games with 71 points and a franchise-record 550 penalty minutes.

The 5-foot-9 wing was the 98th pick overall in the 2001 draft and became the first player of Inuit descent to play in the NHL when he debuted Oct. 9, 2003, against Anaheim.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_16380837
Play

Matt Larkin's Top 250 Fantasy Hockey Players for 2021-22 (updated)

The latest update of the rankings factors in training camp storylines, injuries and more.

Steven Ellis/The Hockey News
Play

Fantasy Hockey Preview: New Jersey Devils

It seems far more likely the Devils are surprisingly good than surprisingly bad. They have a lot of the pieces necessary to compete, and they're ready to help your fantasy team.

Tim Stutzle
Play

2022 Olympic Hockey Roster Prediction: Germany

Germany likely won't go for another medal in 2022, but they do have the opportunity to surprise thanks to the likes of Stutzle, Grubauer and Draisaitl.