On Sunday evening, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews played his 600th regular season game in the NHL.
And, in typical Toews style, he won the game.
Because all he does is win.
Toews’ overtime game-winner was his third of the year, which not only ties Calgary forward Johnny Gaudreau and Philadelphia defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere for the NHL lead, but also ties the Blackhawks franchise record for a season. The franchise mark was set by Kyle Calder in 2005-06 and equaled by Marian Hossa in 2013.
The third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Draft, Toews ranks second in that draft class in goals Pittsburgh’s Phil Kessel. Kessel has 22 more goals and has 11 more points than Toews, but has played exactly 100 regular season games more than Toews. Kessel has been traded twice in his career and has yet to win a Stanley Cup championship. Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom leads the 2006 draft class with 603 points – 76 more than Toews.
Toews, 27, has scored 234 goals with 293 assists for 527 points in his 600 games. Despite being the runner-up for the Calder Trophy (to Patrick Kane) in 2008, Toews has added a Conn Smythe Trophy (2010), Selke Trophy (2013) and Mark Messier Leadership Award (2015) to his incredible NHL resume over the course of his career.
He has also led the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup championships in the last six seasons.