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Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews And His Fair Trade Value

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Mar 18, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Blackhawks beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Blackhawks beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) kisses the Stanley Cup trophy during the 2015 Stanley Cup championship rally at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports /

First, the timeline of Toews

The Chicago Blackhawks selected Toews with the third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Toews joined Chicago at the start of the 2007-08 season, posting 54 points in 64 games.

He finished third in Calder Memorial Trophy voting for rookie of the year, which was won by his Blackhawks teammate Kane.

Toews was named captain of the Blackhawks on July 18, 2008, becoming the youngest in franchise history and third youngest in league history at the time.

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In the 2009-10 season, he led the Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy for Stanley Cup playoffs MVP.

Toews won the Frank J. Selke award for best NHL forward who excels defensively in the strike-shortened 2013 season.

  • Since the 2009-10 season, Toews has finished no lower than sixth in Selke voting and is a four-time finalist (top three in votes).

Also in 2013, he helped Chicago win its fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history, and second in a four-year span.

Following the 2013-14 season, Toews and Kane signed identical eight-year contract extensions that came with a salary cap hit of $10.5 million dollars beginning in the 2015-16 season.

  • In 2015, Toews became the first captain since Scott Stevens (2003) to lift three Stanley Cups as the Blackhawks won their sixth Cup in franchise history.
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