February 2010 – Vancouver Olympics
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews started the Olympics as the fourth center on the Canadian roster, with limited expectations of seeing the ice. By the end of the tournament, he was not only the most valuable skater in the tournament, but a gold medalist. Detroit coach Mike Babcock, who was the head coach for Canada, regularly praised Toews, going as far as to say the best players on his roster were “whomever is skating with Toews.”
With the gold medal and Stanley Cup ring, Toews became the youngest player ever to become a member of the elite Triple Gold Club, and the youngest Canadian player to win a gold at the World Junior Championships, World Championships, Olympics and the Stanley Cup.