Throughout the 2019-20 season, NBC Sports Chicago will be unveiling its Blackhawks All-Decade Team. The roster will feature the 14 forwards, 7 defensemen and two goaltenders that made the biggest impact on the franchise from the 2010 through 2019 seasons.
Three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013, 2015), two Olympic gold medals (2010, 2014), six All-Star nominations, one Conn Smythe (2010), a Selke (2013), a Mark Messier award (2015) and one trophy case fighting for its life.
It was obvious from the moment he stepped on the ice in Chicago, Jonathan Toews was serious about hockey. On July 18, 2008 after a stellar rookie season in which he posted 54 points (24 goals, 30 assists) in 64 games, the Blackhawks made him the third-youngest captain in NHL history at the time at the age of 20.
In 2010 Toews earned playoff MVP honors by recording 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) in 22 games, helping the Hawks capture their first Stanley Cup in 49 years.
The No. 3 overall pick of the 2006 NHL Draft has 798 career points (341 goals, 457 assists).
As the numbers and his Selke dictate, Toews has been one of the premiere two-way players in the NHL since his rookie year in 2007-08. The Hawks have always been able to count on the Winnipeg native being strong on both sides of the puck and winning a lot of faceoffs.
After a couple down seasons for the captain - likely due to injury - Toews proved a lot of doubters wrong and had a career year last season. He finished the 2018-2019 season with a career-best 81 points, 35 goals and 46 assists. He's on-pace for a solid finish this year with 43 points (14 goals, 29 assists) through 49 games.
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