Class of 2017
Jonathan Toews
Stan Mikita Lifetime Achievement Award

Jonathan Toews, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and five-time NHL All-Star, was named captain of the Chicago Blackhawks at only 20 years old, becoming the fifth youngest full captain in NHL history. Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Toews followed in his brother’s footsteps by completing his high school hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota. Toews went on to play his next two years at the University of North Dakota where he led the Fighting Sioux to the NCAA Frozen Four in both 2006 and 2007. At the age of 18, Toews was chosen third overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2006 NHL Draft. For his rookie season, Toews and teammate Patrick Kane battled all season for overall points on the year before going down to injury. While Kane was awarded the NHL rookie of the year, Toews finished as the runner-up that year. Toews and Kane kicked off a franchise rebuild that eventually led to a hockey powerhouse dynasty. Since his rookie season, Jonathan Toews has established himself as a perennial All-Star and Stanley Cup champion with seven Olympic gold medals as a representative of Team Canada and the youngest member to join the Triple Gold Club. He additionally was named the ESPY Best NHL Player in 2015 and named to the 100 Greatest NHL Players list for the NHL’s Centennial Anniversary. Toews will be entering his eleventh NHL season this upcoming year as the Blackhawks hope to make a strong push for the Stanley Cup once again.

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