Just two months after buying and selling Patrick Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks are saying farewell to a different franchise icon. On Thursday, Blackhawks basic supervisor Kyle Davidson introduced that the group will not be re-signing captain Jonathan Toews this coming offseason.
Instead, Toews will play his remaining recreation as a member of the Blackhawks in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night time. He will then develop into an unrestricted free agent this summer season after the playoffs are over.
“I’ve had a variety of conversations with Jonathan all through the season about his future with the Blackhawks, and not too long ago, we had the tough dialog that we can’t be re-signing him this offseason,” Davidson stated in a press release. “Tonight can be his remaining recreation as a Blackhawk, and it was crucial to us to have the ability to present the correct ship off for Jonathan and our followers.
“He has finished a lot for this group, and irrespective of the place he performs subsequent, we’re excited our followers get the prospect to indicate Jonathan precisely how a lot he means to them.”
Toews has spent his total 15-year NHL profession with the Blackhawks after being chosen with the No. 3 decide within the 2006 NHL Draft. The 34-year-old star presently ranks fifth in video games performed (1,066), sixth in factors (882), sixth in objectives (371), seventh in power-play objectives (92) and eighth in assists (511) in Blackhawks historical past.
During his time in Chicago, Toews has gained three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013, 2015), appeared in six All-Star Games and gained the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2010 because the league’s postseason MVP. He additionally turned the second-youngest participant to ever win the Conn Smythe Trophy at simply 22 . In addition, Toews gained the Selke Trophy in 2013 because the NHL’s prime defensive ahead.
In 52 video games this season, Toews has tallied 14 objectives and 16 assists whereas registering a team-high eight power-play objectives.
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