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Born April 29, 1988 (1988-04-29) (age 21),
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team Chicago Blackhawks
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2006
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2007 – present

Jonathan Toews (pronounced /ˈteɪvz/; born April 29, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and team captain for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Blackhawks with the third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Blackhawks in 2007–08 and was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL rookie of the year. The following season, he was named team captain, becoming the third youngest captain in NHL history at the age of 20. Toews competes internationally for Team Canada and has won gold medals at the 2005 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships, 2007 World Championships and 2010 Winter Olympics, a tournament in which he was named Best Forward.

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Playing career

Toews was selected first overall in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft by the Tri-City Americans,[1] but chose instead to play college hockey at the University of North Dakota. Prior to joining the North Dakota Fighting Sioux, he played 2004–05 at Shattuck-St. Mary's, a boarding school in Faribault, Minnesota. He scored 110 points in 64 games in his only season with the team.

Toews played two seasons at North Dakota, compiling 85 points (40 goals, 45 assists), a plus-38 rating and a 56.7% faceoff winning percentage in 76 games. He helped the Fighting Sioux reach the NCAA Frozen Four in both 2006 and '07.[2] Toews registered 39 points as a freshman and earned Rookie of the Week honors twice.[3] He helped North Dakota capture the Broadmoor Cup as WCHA champions and also was named West Regional MVP after tallying five points.[3]

Going into the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Toews was ranked third overall by NHL Central Scouting[3] and was chosen third overall by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Toews in 2009.

In 2007–08, he opted out of the final two years of college hockey to debut with the Blackhawks after signing a 3-year, entry level contract on May 16, 2007.[4] He scored his first NHL goal on his first shot in his first game on October 10 against the San Jose Sharks. He then recorded the second-longest point-scoring streak to start an NHL career, registering a point in each of his first 10 games (5 goals, 5 assists).[5] On January 1, 2008, Toews sprained his knee in a game against the Los Angeles Kings. Despite missing 16 games from the injury, Toews led all rookies in goal-scoring and finished third in points. Toews finished second in team scoring behind fellow rookie Patrick Kane. Toews and Kane battled all season for the lead in team and rookie scoring before Toews went down to injury. The two were both nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy along with Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Bäckström; teammate Kane was named rookie of the year over Toews.

Following his successful rookie campaign, Toews was named team captain of the Blackhawks on July 18, 2008. At 20 years and 79 days, he became the third youngest team captain in NHL history, behind Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins.[5] Toews had previously been named an alternate captain in December 2007, during the 2007–08 season.[6] In the subsequent season, he was voted as a starter, along with teammates Patrick Kane and Brian Campbell, for the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal.[7] Shortly thereafter, on February 27, 2009, he recorded his first career NHL hat trick against the Pittsburgh Penguins at home in a 5-4 overtime loss.[citation needed] He finished the 2008–09 season with 69 points in 82 games, helping the Blackhawks to their first post-season appearance since 2002. Toews added 13 points in 17 playoff games as the Blackhawks advanced to the Western Conference Finals, where they were eliminated by the Detroit Red Wings in five games.

Less than a month into the 2009–10 season, Toews was sidelined with concussion-like symptoms after receiving an open-ice hit from defenceman Willie Mitchell in a 3–2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on October 21, 2009. Toews had just received a pass when Mitchell was just leaving the penalty box to catch Toews with his head down. Toews and fellow teammates Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane agreed to contract extensions in early December 2009. Kane and Toews have agreed to a contract extensions of 5 years making about 6.5 Million each season.[8][9]

International play

Medal record

Toews guards the puck from Ryan Suter during the 2010 Winter Olympics
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Gold 2010 Vancouver
World Championships
Silver 2008 Halifax/Québec
Gold 2007 Moscow
World Junior Championships
Gold 2007 Sweden
Gold 2006 Vancouver
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Gold 2005 Alberta

In 2005, Toews captained Canada West at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge to a gold medal. He scored the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over Canada Pacific in the championship game.[10] He finished with 12 points, first in tournament scoring, and was named tournament MVP.[11]

In his draft year, he competed on Team Canada's under-20 team at the 2006 World Junior Championships as the youngest player on the team.[12] Toews tallied 2 assists during the tournament, both against Norway in preliminary play,[3] as Canada defeated Russia in the gold medal game 5-0.

In 2007, he earned a second straight World Junior gold medal. In the semi-final game against the U.S., Toews scored three times in the shootout to advance to the final. With 7 points, Toews led Team Canada in scoring and was named to the Tournament All-Star Team with teammate Carey Price. Shortly after his gold medal win, Toews was honored by his hometown AHL team, the Manitoba Moose, on February 3, 2007, as he was presented with an honorary jersey for his tournament efforts.[citation needed]

That same year, Toews also made his senior international debut at the 2007 World Championships and recorded 7 points in 9 games competing against mostly professional players after coming off just his second year of college hockey. Team Canada earned gold over Finland 4-2 in the championship game. In doing so, he became the first Canadian to win a World Junior championship and a World Championship in the same year.[citation needed] On June 29, 2007, Toews was awarded the Order of the Buffalo Hunt, an award given by the Province of Manitoba in honour of sporting achievements, for his play in the junior and senior world championships.[13]

After Toews' rookie year in the NHL, he competed in his second World Championships in 2008.

On December 30, 2009, Toews was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He was named to the squad along with Blackhawks teammates Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith.[14] He ended the tournament with a team-leading eight points. His seven assists tied with Pavol Demitra of Slovakia for the tournament lead. His lone goal of the tournament opened the scoring in Canada's 3–2 overtime win in the gold medal game against the United States. As a result, he was awarded Best Forward and tournament all-star team honours.[15]

Awards

Personal life

Toews was born to Bryan Toews, a German-Canadian electrician for the University of Manitoba, and Andrée-Gilbert, a French-Canadian from Québec who is the managing director & finance expert for a large credit union in the Winnipeg region.[16] Toews' younger brother, David Toews, also attended Shattuck-St. Mary's and began his freshman year at the University of North Dakota in 2008–09.[17] He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round, 3rd overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

In January 2007, Toews and former teammate T.J. Oshie received alcohol-related citations for being minors in a Grand Forks tavern.[18][19] Toews and Oshie pleaded guilty to the charges.[20] The two were later placed on probation, and ordered to perform community service.[21]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Shattuck-St. Mary's USHSW 64 48 62 110 38
2005–06 University of North Dakota NCAA 42 22 17 39 22
2006–07 University of North Dakota NCAA 34 18 28 46 22
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 64 24 30 54 44
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 34 35 69 51 17 7 6 13 26
NHL totals 146 58 65 123 95 17 7 6 13 26
NCAA totals 76 40 45 85 32
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International statistics

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada West U17 6 8 4 12 2
2006 Canada WJC 6 0 2 2 2
2007 Canada WJC 6 4 3 7 12
2007 Canada WC 9 2 5 7 6
2008 Canada WC 9 2 3 5 8
Senior int'l totals 18 4 8 12 14

References

  1. ^ "2003 WHL Bantam Draft". Western Hockey League. http://www.whl.ca/news/bantam.php?id=1283&showToc=&. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  2. ^ Bo Rottenborn (2009-01-15). "On Ice: Eastern Elites". ncaa.com. http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/011509aac.html. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  3. ^ a b c d "2006 Prospects:Jonathan Toews". HockeysFuture.com. 2006-04-29. http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/8682/2006_prospects_jonathan_toews/. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Blackhawks sign 1st round pick Toews". Chicago Blackhawks. 2007-05-16. http://blackhawks.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=318280&page=NewsPage&service=page. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Toews named 34th captain in team history". National Hockey League. 2008-07-18. http://blackhawks.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=368758&page=NewsPage&service=page. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Practice Notes: Toews, Seabrook Awarded A's". National Hockey League. http://blackhawks.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=345387&page=NewsPage&service=page. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  7. ^ "Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Brian Campbell All-Star Starters". Chicago Tribune. 2009-01-03. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/chi-04-blackhawks-starsjan04,0,1305376.story. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  8. ^ "Big hit forces Jonathan Toews from game in Chiacgo Blackhawks 3-2 loss". Chicago Tribune. 2009-10-22. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/chi-22-blackhawks-canucks-oct22,0,6442347.story. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  9. ^ "Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews misses fourth consecutive game". USA Today. 2009-10-30. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/nhl/2009-10-30-blackhawks-canadiens_N.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  10. ^ "West defeats Pacific to win the 2005 World U-17 Hockey Challenge". Hockey Canada. 2005-01-04. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/1/1/0/9/4/index1.shtml. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  11. ^ "Prospect Jonathan Toews Profile". HockeysFuture.com. 2008-06-24. http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/jonathan_toews. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  12. ^ "Team Canada Roster". Hockey Canada. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/1/7/7/7/0/index1.shtml. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  13. ^ "Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt". Manitoba Historical Society. 2009. http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/orderofbuffalohunt.shtml. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  14. ^ "Canadian Olympic Hockey Team: 2010 Roster Released". Huntington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/30/canadian-olympic-hockey-t_n_407458.html. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  15. ^ a b c "Miller gets MVP honours". iihf.com. 28 February 2010. http://www.iihf.com/channels10/olympics-2010/news/news-singleview-world-championship-2009/article/miller-gets-mvp-honours.html?tx_ttnews. 
  16. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=423962
  17. ^ "The Hot List: Toew-ing the way". The Hockey News. 2008-02-12. http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/13425-The-Hot-List-Toewing-the-way.html. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  18. ^ "UND Players Cited In Tavern". U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO.com). 2009-06-17. http://www.uscho.com/news/college-hockey/id,13607/UNDPlayersCitedInTavern.html. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  19. ^ "Buck Passers, Puck Passers at Bemidji State". insidecollegehockey.com. 2007-02-28. http://www.insidecollegehockey.com/7Archives/Columns/mike_check/0607/mc_0525.htm. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  20. ^ "Toews among six minors ticketed in Grand Forks bar". Sun Media. 2007-02-04. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NCAA/2007/02/04/pf-3523670.html. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  21. ^ "Bina's Charges Dismissed". College Hockey News. 2007-07-01. http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2007/07/01_binas.php. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 

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Preceded by
Jack Skille
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Patrick Kane
Preceded by
Martin Lapointe
Chicago Blackhawks captains
2008–present
Incumbent

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Born April 29, 1988 (1988-04-29) (age 22),
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2006
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2007 – present

Jonathan Toews (born April 29, 1988 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is an NHL ice hockey centre for the Chicago Blackhawks. He was picked by the Blackhawks with the third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He played college hockey at the University of North Dakota.

He was chosen along with Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith to play for Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Premier of Manitoba, Greg Selinger named a lake after him ninety five miles to the north of Flin Flon, Manitoba.[1]

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Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Shattuck-Saint Mary's HS 64 48 62 110 38
2005–06 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 42 22 17 39 22
2006–07 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 34 18 28 46 22
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 64 24 30 54 44
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 34 35 69 51 17 7 6 13 26
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 76 25 43 68 47 22 7 22 29 4
NCAA totals 76 40 45 85 32
NHL totals 222 83 108 191 142 39 14 28 42 30

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada West U17 6 8 4 12 2
2006 Canada WJC 6 0 2 2 2
2007 Canada WJC 6 4 3 7 12
2007 Canada WC 9 2 5 7 6
2008 Canada WC 9 2 3 5 8
2010 Canada Oly 7 1 7 8 2
Senior int'l totals 25 5 15 20 16

Awards

Toews was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the 2009-10 playoff MVP when his Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on 9 June, 2010.[2]

References

Other websites

Jonathan Toews's NHL Player Page


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