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Tootoo inks two-year contract with Nashville Predators

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut’s hockey star, Jordin Tootoo, has signed a two-year agreement-in-principle with the Nashville Predators, reports The Tennessean.

The 23-year-old forward, who hails from Rankin Inlet, spent last season bouncing back and forth between the Predators and their Milwaukee farm team in the American Hockey League.

Tootoo played 34 games with the Predators last season, earning 10 points — four goals and six assists. His hard-hitting style also earned Tootoo 55 penalty minutes.

With Milwaukee, Tootoo fared better, scoring a total of 27 points — 13 goals and 14 assists — in 41 regular-season games. He added 11 points — nine goals and two assists — in 15 post-season contests.

The two-year deal would make it more difficult for the Predators to transfer Tootoo, who until now was a restricted free agent.

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