All Time Blackhawks

Top 10 Blackhawks of the Past Decade (2009-10 to Present)

By Ryan Fedrau
CHICAGO - JUNE 09: Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville and Patrick Kane #88 celebrate after Kane scored the winning goal against the Philadelphia Flyers to win the Stanley Cup 4-3 in overtime, at Game Six of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals at the Wachovia Center on June 9, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JUNE 09: Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville and Patrick Kane #88 celebrate after Kane scored the winning goal against the Philadelphia Flyers to win the Stanley Cup 4-3 in overtime, at Game Six of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals at the Wachovia Center on June 9, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 15: (L-R) Marian Hossa #81, Patrick Kane #88 and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 to win Game Six of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final and the Stanley Cup at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 15: (L-R) Marian Hossa #81, Patrick Kane #88 and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 to win Game Six of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final and the Stanley Cup at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) /

2. Jonathan Toews

O’ Captain Serious, Jonathan Toews has been and always will be considered one of the best centers of his generation.

It’s tough to put him at number 1 of his generation, because of Sidney Crosby, but Toews is by far one of the best 2-way centers to ever lace them up. He is also one of the only NHL players to score his first career goal on his first shot.

Jonathan Toews, 31, is coming off of his best season yet. Last season, a lack of roster depth forced Toews and Patrick Kane to play together and they thrived. Now, as the roster depth improves and a great 2nd line forms, Toews and Kane will likely be playing together a lot more.

Jonathan Toews is a 3-time Stanley Cup Winner and won the Conn Smythe in 2010. Toews has been a verbal leader and leads on the ice by example.

He has never had any issues off the ice and is a great guy to have as the face of the Chicago Blackhawks’ organization. When you think Blackhawks, you think Kane and Toews.

Toews has won both the Selke award and the Messier Leadership award once. 3-times in his career he has been ranked in the top 5 for short-handed goals and has been a huge part of the Blackhawks’ Power Play and Penalty Kill for many years.

For the last few seasons people were believing Toews was slowing down but after last years 81-point season and with the chance of Kane and Toews playing together on the first line again, we might be seeing a new Jonathan Toews.

The only question is, was he worth the $10.5M contract? Yes.

When Toews retires, just like Keith, he will be a Hall of Famer and should have his number retired.

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