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Blackhawks add veteran Jordin Tootoo to the mix

Jordin Tootoo had 14 goals in two seasons with the New Jersey Devils. (Getty Images)

The Blackhawks are counting on some of their prospects to step up and fill out their bottom-six this season. But they added a veteran winger to the competition on Tuesday by signing Jordin Tootoo to a one-year deal.

The 33-year-old Tootoo had four goals and five assists in 66 games with the New Jersey Devils last season, his 12th in the NHL. Tootoo scored 10 goals in 2014-15, but is known better for his fighting. He fought nine times last season, and 86 times in his career with Nashville, Detroit and New Jersey.

Tootoo wrote a memoir, “All The Way: My Life On Ice,” two years ago, which details his brother’s suicide and his own previous battles with alcohol.