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Chicago Blackhawks: Ranking All The Captains In Franchise History

By Colin Likas
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Jun 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1: C Jonathan Toews

Seasons captain: 2008-present

Win percentage: .593 (400-208-67)

Playoff appearances: 7

Longest playoff run: Stanley Cup win

Regular-season statistics as captain: 583 games, 229 goals, 289 assists

Playoff statistics as captain: 117 games, 39 goals, 63 assists

No one else was claiming this spot on a list of Blackhawks captains. Tied for the organization lead in playoff appearances as captain at just 27 years of age. The only captain to lead the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cups. A win percentage of near .600, 400 victories, nearly 300 assists. We could go on and on, but it’s already clear Toews is the best captain in Blackhawks history. The team was looking to emerge from the dark times and put a heavy load on a 20-year-old Toews by giving him the C in 2008. It has paid off in spades, and Toews consistently makes everyone around him better and has often times carried the team in difficult times. The team hasn’t missed the playoffs yet with Toews leading the way, and he was the Conn Smythe winner in 2010. He also won the Selke in 2013. He’s never scored fewer than 57 points in a full season while the Blackhawks’ captain. He’s pretty much done it all already, and the best part is that he isn’t finished. Thus, Jonathan Toews is the best captain in Blackhawks history.

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