Five years ago today (July 18, 2008), the Chicago Blackhawks named Jonathan Toews the 34th captain in franchise history. Click here to read the full statement from the team from that day.
How has he done as the captain?
- 2 Stanley Cup rings
- 1 Olympic gold medal
- 1 Conn Smythe
- 1 Selke Award
Dale Tallon and Denis Savard showed a lot of faith in the young Toews, and the franchise-defining decision to put the C on his sweater has propelled the organization to the top of the NHL.