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In a current announcement, the Chicago Blackhawks stated three-time Stanley Cup winner and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is not going to return to the workforce subsequent yr. After practically 16 seasons with the group, the workforce is not going to re-sign Toews subsequent season.
Toews performed his ultimate sport on Thursday evening, April 13, and scored his ultimate objective in a Blackhawks uniform.
Based on his bio, Toews was chosen by the Blackhawks with the third general choose within the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the workforce in 2007–08 and was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL Rookie of the 12 months.
The next season he was named workforce captain, changing into the second-youngest captain in NHL historical past (after Sidney Crosby) on the time.
He turned the second-youngest captain within the historical past of the NHL to win the Stanley Cup, behind Sidney Crosby, who led the Pittsburgh Penguins to the championship the earlier season. Toews scored seven objectives and 29 factors within the playoffs, and gained the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
By profitable the Stanley Cup, he additionally turned the youngest participant, at 22 years of age, to change into a member of the Triple Gold Membership (Olympic gold, the Stanley Cup and World Championship).
Toews gained the Stanley Cup in 2010, together with the Conn Smythe Trophy for probably the most invaluable participant within the playoffs. After profitable the Cup, Toews handed Peter Forsberg because the youngest participant to affix the Triple Gold Membership. He gained the Stanley Cup once more in 2013 and 2015.
Toews competes internationally for Group Canada and has gained gold medals on the 2005 World U17 Hockey Problem, 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships, 2007 World Championships, the 2010 Winter Olympics (a event through which he was named greatest ahead) and the 2014 Winter Olympics.
In 2017, he was named one of many 100 Best NHL Gamers. Toews will all the time be generally known as “Captain Critical” by the followers of the town of Chicago.
Joseph Phillips is the Sports activities Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He’s a Chicago native, who has been a sports activities author for over 17 years. He additionally hosts the SC Media Information and Sports activities Community Q&A radio present on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.