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Chicago Blackhawks’ Best At Each Sweater, Nos. 11-20

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. 19: C Jonathan Toews (2007-present)

If I would’ve said Dale Tallon, Troy Murray or Kyle Calder for this spot, how quickly would my home have been burnt down? I’m scared to think of it.

The pick here is obviously Toews, who will probably get the number put in the rafters by the time his career is over and almost definitely be in the Hall of Fame at some point. Toews has captained the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cups and is still just 28 years old.

Toews became the team’s youngest-ever captain, and the third-youngest in league history. He handled and continues to handle it with aplomb, being the voice of reason and steady presence at almost all times.

The three-time All-Star, one-time Conn Smythe winner and one-time Selke Trophy winner is one of the league’s best defensive centers and is tenacious on both sides of the ice. His leadership and on-ice play have been critical to the Blackhawks’ recent successes. While he may not always be as flashy as teammate Kane, Toews knows how to get the job done in a number of areas.

Next: No. 20

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