4. 2009-10 NHL Season
During the 2009-10 NHL Season, the Blackhawks were coming off of their first Western Conference Finals appearance since the 1990s. The team was starving for a Stanley Cup and they built up for that during the offseason.
The Blackhawks added Marian Hossa to the team, which ended up being a huge piece of the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup run in 2010.
The 21-year old Captain was third in scoring on his team with 68 points with 25 goals and 43 assists. Just like 2014, Jonathan Toews played in just 76 of their 82 games. There was a big difference in the way the season ended though.
During the playoffs, Toews captained his team to the Stanley Cup Finals. In the 22 games, Toews had seven goals and 22 assists for 29 points throughout the playoffs. He also had three game-winning goals
Of the seven goals, five of them were on the power play. That team made a huge difference on the power play during the playoffs. They also were very good at killing penalties.
When the playoffs ended, Toews was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy, along with the Stanley Cup. Some people believed Patrick Kane should have gotten the Conn Smythe Trophy instead of Toews.
Either way, both Kane and Toews now have a Conn Smythe Trophy. So, it worked out for both guys.