Throughout his NHL career, Jordin Tootoo has visited small communities in Canada's North as a fundraiser and inspirational speaker, signing autographs and even playing a game or two. (File)

Hockey star Jordin Tootoo's getting ready for a whirlwind tour of Nunavut.

He'll be meeting with young people in five communities.

Tootoo plays for the Detroit Redwings.

He's well-known as the first Inuk in the NHL and is often called a role model for youth.

Tootoo has also been a spokesperson for the Nunasi Corporation since 2004.

Franco Buscemi is the director of communications and marketing for Nunasi.

"During the tour he will talk about setting goals, working hard to achieve those goals, and opening up to people you can trust when you're having a hard time, and reaching for help when you need it," he said.

While on tour, Nunasi will be honoring graduating students with jackets and presenting information on scholarships and employment opportunities.

Tootoo's tour this year starts in Kimmirut on Friday.

He will then travel to Clyde River, Qikiqtarjuaq and Cape Dorset, before finishing in Sanikiluaq on Sunday.