It something that took a little while to make sure that I had those pieces tying together. There's always light at the end of the tunnel and there's always someone there to give a helping hand especially in our communities where everyone knows everyone.Sometimes you don't want to talk about your problems but trust me this is something that everyone needs to understand. Rember how much my dad was like "Get away from the water!Of Inuit and Ukrainian descent, he is both the first Inuk player and the first player to grow up in Nunavut to participate in an NHL game. Tootoo is widely regarded as one of the NHL's best active agitators, and is able to annoy, fight, and distract other players to help his team win.
On August 28th, 2002, that day changed my life forever.
I could remember as far as I was five years old, being out on the land and experiencing cultural and traditional things though my father. When we're out there it's about living in the moment and enjoying each other's company.
I still admire being on the land with my father because this is where he is at his best. The last 12 to 15 years I've been living a pretty fast pace life with my hockey career and living in big cities but every time I get home, spending time out on the land is so peaceful and humbling and it just brings you back down to earth. This is something that a lot of people don't realize.
That when you're in the middle of nowhere and no one can contact you, this is where you feel at peace and that's where my heart is at.
The title of my book this is what I love, my passion, my determination, my courage, all that comes from the stem of how I grew up mentoring my brother.