About Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Bryan Toews, (was born on April 29, 1988) is a professional center Canadian ice hockey currently serving as captain of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Toews was selected by the Blackhawks with the third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Draft. He joined the team 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 youngest third captain in NHL history (behind Gabriel Landeskog and Sidney Crosby) at the age of 20. Toews won the Stanley Cup in 2010, along with the Conn Trophy Smythe for playoff MVP. After winning the Cup, Toews passed Peter Forsberg as the youngest player to join the Triple Gold Club player. He won the Stanley Cup in 2013 and 2015.

Toews competes internationally for Team Canada and won gold medals at the 2005 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, 2006, 2007, 2007 World Championships, Junior World Championships Olympic Winter Games 2010 (a tournament in which he was named best forward) and 2014 Winter Olympics.

Toews was selected first overall in the WHL Bantam Draft 2003 by the Tri-City Americans, [3] but chose instead to play midget AAA hockey at Shattuck-Saint Mary, a boarding school in Faribault, Minnesota, during the 2003- -05 04 and 2004 seasons. The decision allowed him to retain his NCAA eligibility. Toews scored 110 points in 64 games in his second season with Shattuck-Saint Mary before going on to play ice hockey college.

Toews played two seasons at the University of North Dakota, compiling 85 points (40 goals and 45 assists), a rating of 38 plus-minus and 56.7% faceoff winning percentage in 76 games. He helped UND reach the NCAA Frozen Four in both 2006 and 2007, serving as an alternate captain in his second year. [4] Toews recorded 39 points in his first year and won the Rookie of twice a week. [5] He helped North Dakota capture the Broadmoor Cup as Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) conference champions and also was named after West Regional MVP count five points. [5]

Upon entering the NHL Entry Draft 2006, Toews was ranked third among the prospects in North America by the Central Bureau of Scouting NHL, [5] and was ultimately chosen, third overall by the Chicago Blackhawks .