Report: Jordin Tootoo rejected 2-way contract offer from Jets

by Aug 18, 9:26 AM
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Forward Jordin Tootoo finds himself on the free agent market after his contract was bought out by the Detroit Red Wings earlier this summer. 

As per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, the 31-year-old, who was set to earn $2 million in 2014-15, is believed to have rejected a two-way contract offer from the Winnipeg Jets.

Tootoo appeared in 51 games for the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids last season, recording six goals, 12 assists and 104 penalty minutes. 

It marked Tootoo's first minor-league action since the 2005-06 season, and based on the decision to rebuff a two-way contract offer, it appears as though he is intent on securing a new job at the National Hockey League level before considering the possibility of plying his trade elsewhere.

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Jun 19, 12:11 PM

Report: Jordin Tootoo clears waivers; will be bought out by Red Wings

by Jun 19, 12:11 PM

Jordin Tootoo cleared waivers Thursday the Detroit Red Wings will use a compliance buyout on the remainder of his contract, as per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

Tootoo spent parts of two seasons in Detroit, recording three goals, six assists and 83 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Red Wings.

After the remaining $1.9-million on his contract is bought out, Tootoo will be free to sign with any team around the League on July 1.

Jun 18, 12:14 PM

Report: Red Wings to use compliance buyout on Tootoo; placed on waivers

by Jun 18, 12:14 PM

It appears as though Jordin Tootoo's time with the Detroit Red Wings has come to an end.

Tootoo, 31, appeared in only 11 games for Detroit in 2013-14, spending the majority of his time in the AHL. 

The fourth-line player has one year left on his contract with a cap hit of $1.9-million, a sum that will be spread out over several years once the deal is bought out.

Jun 16, 7:02 PM

Report: Red Wings trying to trade Tootoo, will buyout his contract if they can't move him

by Jun 16, 7:02 PM
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As expected, the Detroit Red Wings will reportedly exercise their remaining compliance buyout on the final year of forward Jordin Tootoo's contract this summer. But first they'll exhaust other avenues, and buyout Tootoo only if they're unable to find a taker for the fourth-line grinder in a potential trade:

Tootoo spent the majority of this past season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. Never a big point producer, Tootoo's two-way effectiveness has atrophied significantly over the past handful of seasons. 

Read more about the NHL's first buyout period

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Apr 29, 1:39 PM

Red Wings considering use of compliance buy-out on Jordin Tootoo

by Apr 29, 1:39 PM

Hoping to rid themselves of the $1.9 million owed to forward Jordin Tootoo next year, the Detroit Red Wings are mulling the use of their last compliance buy-out should they fail to locate a trading partner, according to Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press

Tootoo played just 11 games with the Wings this season, registering an assist and a minus-three rating before spending most of the season as a handsomely-paid AHL grinder. 

The 5-foot-9, 194-pound forward has disappointed since signing a three-year, $5.7-million deal in Detroit ahead of the 2012-13 season.