In an emotional announcement, the Chicago Blackhawks have confirmed that tonight will be Jonathan Toews’ final game as a member of the team. General Manager Kyle Davidson expressed his gratitude for Toews’ contributions to the organization and shared the difficult decision not to re-sign the veteran captain this offseason. Jonathan Toews’ final game
“I’ve had a number of conversations with Jonathan throughout the season about his future with the Blackhawks, and recently, we had the difficult conversation that we won’t be re-signing him this off-season. Tonight will be his final game as a Blackhawk, and it was very important to us to be able to provide the proper send off for Jonathan and our fans. He has done so much for this organization, and no matter where he plays next, we’re excited our fans get the chance to show Jonathan exactly how much he means to them.”
Jonathan Toews has been a cornerstone of the Blackhawks since being drafted third overall in the 2006 NHL Draft. Over 15 seasons, he led the team to three Stanley Cup championships as captain, winning the prestigious trophy in 2009-10, 2012-13, and 2014-15. In addition to his team success, Toews earned numerous individual accolades, including the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2009-10, the Selke Trophy in 2012-13, and the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award in 2014-15.
In his storied career with the Blackhawks, Toews played in 1,066 games, scoring 371 goals and tallying 511 assists for a total of 882 points. His playoff prowess was equally impressive, with 45 goals and 74 assists for 119 points in 137 appearances.
At 34 years old, Toews has faced health challenges related to COVID-19 over the past couple of seasons. It remains to be seen what the future holds for this celebrated player as he closes this chapter of his career with the Blackhawks and looks ahead to new opportunities. Jonathan Toews’ final game