Plaques, pucks and trophies: Inside Jordin Tootoo's childhood home
'Jordin Tootoo has always been my role model,' says the CBC's Jordan Konek
On a recent trip to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, the CBC's Jordan Konek stopped by the home of hockey star Jordin Tootoo, the NHL's only Inuit player.
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"As soon as we walked in, Barney [Tootoo's father] was watching the NHL playoffs with his friends downstairs and asked why we knocked to get into their house," Konek said, instead of just walking right in "like any other Inuk would."
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For Konek, the visit was an experience he won't soon forget.
"Jordin Tootoo has always been my role model, with a very successful career and his decision to become sober."