Hawks Teammates Know What Tootoo Does for Team

Chicago Blackhawks teammates get behind Tootoo

Seconds after Jordin Tootoo scored his first goal of the season Saturday night in Nashville, Duncan Keith bear-hugged his teammate, every single Chicago Blackhawks player exploded on the bench, and Brent Seabrook tapped his buddy on the helmet three times, offereding a few words of congratulations.

This entire team knows it has been more than a trying season for Tootoo — a healthy scratch in 16 of the past 20 games — and they all appreciate his never-ending positive attitude.

“He hasn’t played a whole lot lately and I know you guys (the media) see him — he’s the first one out there helping the goalies out and works hard and is positive all the time,” Brian Campbell told reporters after he scored the game-winner in the 5-3 victory over the Predators. “It’s nice that he gets some recognition, and he deserves that. He’s such a great teammate for us.”