Chicago Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews’ last game in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey will certainly be tonite.
Statement from GM Kyle Davidson.
” I have actually had a variety of discussions with Jonathan Throughout the period concerning his future with the Blackhawks, and also just recently, we had the tough discussion that we will not be re-signing him this offseason.
Tonight will certainly be his final game as a Blackhawks, and also it was extremely essential to us to be able to offer the correct send for Jonathan and also our followers.
He has actually done so a lot for this company, and also despite where he plays following, we’re delighted our followers obtain the opportunity to reveal Jonathan specifically just how much he suggests to them.”
Mark Masters: Patrick Kane on Toews: “He’s a legend. I mean, he turned that franchise around. It’s pretty impressive what he’s done with his career, but just for that city … Great with the fans, great with the people. He was a guy that led our team so he’s a legend.”
“He’s had an amazing career. I really hope he enjoys tonight … & puts on a show for the fans because he gave a lot of people a lot of great memories.”
Ben Pope: Blackhawks GM Davidson stated that choice to not bring Toews and also Patrick Kane back following period is that he is wanting to “clear the deck” for natural development. This would certainly permit brand-new group leaders to arise and also to allow the following wave of Blackhawks to go into like Kane and also Toews did at the beginning of their jobs.
Ben Pope: (individual discourse and also not Davidson) “he’s not saying there won’t be any veteran leaders in the room — guys like Murphy, Tinordi, Tyler Johnson are that — but those three guys don’t vacuum up all the leadership like Kane and Toews did (through no fault of their own; they’re just icons).”
Mario Tirabassi: Toews will certainly have played 1,204 video games in a Blackhawks jersey.
3 Stanley Cups
1 Conn Smythe
1 Messier Leadership Award
End of a period. Jonathan Toews will certainly play his last game with the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. Toews was an elite two-way facility in his prime years.
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