Jonathan Toews ( born April 29, 1988 in Winnipeg, Manitoba ) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League since 2007. Since the beginning of the season 2008/ 09 he is captain of the team.
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Toews first played from 2004 to 2005 for the ice hockey team of the St. Mary's Shattuck in the high school league system of the United States. He began his college education for the 2005/06 season at the University of North Dakota and joined the ice hockey team of the University, the Fighting Sioux. After a good rookie season, he was selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 2006 in the first round in third place by the Chicago Blackhawks. The following year, Toews was playing for the University of North Dakota, scoring 46 points in 34 games.
In May 2007, Jonathan Toews signed an initial contract for three years with the Chicago Blackhawks. However, he broke a finger in a preseason game, so its use was questionable at the start of the NHL season. Although he was almost 20 games less on the ice due to this injury, he is now already in fourth place of the best rookie scorer.
In the summer of 2008, he appointed the Chicago Blackhawks to the team captain, by which he was appointed to Sidney Crosby and Vincent Lecavalier became the youngest captain in the NHL history. In the season 2009/10 and 2012/13 season he won the Stanley Cup with Chicago.
In 2005, Toews captained Canada's Team Western at the World U -17 Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. There he won the gold medal and was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. A year later he played at age 17 for Canada at the U20 World Junior Hockey Championship. In the Junior Hockey World Cup 2007, he led the Canadian team team-internal scorer standings and won Canada's third gold medal in the last three tournaments. Toews was also appointed to the All-Star Team of the tournament.
Surprisingly, the Canadians was appointed on 25 April 2007 in the A squad of Team Canada for the IIHF World Championships 2007 in Moscow and won with them the world title. He contributed two goals and five assists in the success. 2014 he was with the Canadian National Team Olympic champion.
Awards and achievements
- 2007 WCHA Second All-Star Team
- 2007 NCAA West First All-American Team
- 2008 NHL All- Rookie Team
- 2009 NHL All-Star Game
- 2010 Stanley Cup win with the Chicago Blackhawks
- 2010 Conn Smythe Trophy
- 2011 NHL All-Star Game
- 2011 NHL Player of the Month in February
- 2012 NHL All-Star Game ( injury-related cancellation )
- 2013 Frank J. Selke Trophy
- 2013 Stanley Cup win with the Chicago Blackhawks
- 2013 NHL Second All-Star Team
- 2006 Gold medal at the U20 World Junior Championships
- 2007 Gold medal at the U20 World Junior Championships
- 2007 All -Star team the U20 World Youth Championship
- 2007 Gold medal at the World Championships
- 2008 Silver medal at the World Championships
- 2010 Gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games
- 2010 Best Forward of the Olympic Winter Games
- 2010 All -Star team for the Olympic Winter Games
- 2010 Recording in the Triple Gold Club
- 2014 Gold Medal at the Olympic Winter Games
Represented Canada at:
- U20 Junior World Cup 2006
- U20 World Junior Championships 2007
- World Cup 2007
- World Cup 2008
- 2010 Winter Olympics
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )