Chicago Blackhawks announce a one-year contract extension for forward Jordin Tootoo (Inuit)

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extensions with  forward Jordin Tootoo. The extension runs through the end of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.

Tootoo, 34, has appeared in 36 games this season-his first-with the Blackhawks. He originally signed a one-year contract with Chicago on July 5, 2016. Prior to that, he played two seasons with the New Jersey Devils where he scored four goals and notched five assists in 66 games during the 2015-16 campaign. Over his 13-year NHL career, Tootoo has tallied 158 points (63G, 95A) and 1,003 penalty minutes in 709 career games. The forward made his NHL debut in 2003 with Nashville where he played for eight seasons. He later skated for Detroit (2012-14).

The Churchill, Manitoba, native has appeared in 40 Stanley Cup Playoffs games, netting three goals and recording seven assists. Tootoo was selected in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft by Nashville.

The Blackhawks return to action Wednesday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center at 7:00 p.m. The game can be seen live nationally on NBCSN, streamed live online with the NBC Sports App, and heard on WGN Radio.