Now halfway through the 2017-18 campaign, let’s take a look at the play so far this year of Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and his linemates.
This marks the third time we have taken a close look at Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews this season. Under much scrutiny these past few seasons, Toews is tied with Patrick Kane with the largest contract on the team at $10.5 million a season.
While many still believe Toews was worthy of such a big contract, others have argued that the production we see from Toews is not worth the price tag. While Toews does much more than just add scoring to the team, he has had two straight seasons of 58 points total, and many fans would like to see more production from the captain.
This past summer, general manager Stan Bowman reacquired Brandon Saad, a move that many believed was done to help cement the top line and increase Toews’ production. So how has Toews faired with Saad so far this season? Let’s take a look at his production for the first half of the 2017-18 season.