During an intrasquad game one night, Jordin Tootoo approached coach and scout Rick Nickle and asked whether they were allowed to fight. "I says to him, 'Well, Jordin, within reason, you know.' So he goes back out there and runs over three guys and found a guy and fought him. I said to him, 'You've done this before, haven't you?' He says to me, 'Yeah, I have, and I'm gonna do it again, too!'"
[Tootoo was once asked whether he ever heard slurs about indigenous peoples. "I've heard it on the ice," he replied. "But I usually only hear it once."]
[Tootoo, number 22, was born on February 2nd.]