Hawks Teammates Know What Tootoo Does for Team

| Jason Feigel

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.”