Jonathan Toews Wins Messier Leadership Award

Jonathan Toews was named the winner of the 2015 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, beating out Andrew Ladd and Ryan Getzlaf.

From the league release:

“[Toews]¬†also built upon his work in the community, where he actively participates in various team endeavors, including Make-A-Wish visits and the Four Feathers Golf Invitational. Independently, Toews served as the honorary chairperson for the Israel Idonije Fundraiser, which helps underserved communities by providing programs focused on social and emotional life skills; supported The Winnipeg Foundation in creating its Nourishing Potential campaign; and continued his role with Misericordia, a Chicago group that offers care for those with mild to profound developmental disabilities.”

Toews Messier Award

6 thoughts on “Jonathan Toews Wins Messier Leadership Award

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Presumably this wasn’t even close. Someday they will need to change the name of this award. Based on his work to date Toews will have established a new standard for the meaning of leadership in hockey by the time he finishes his career.

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    no need to presume anything. Messier personally picks the winner.

  • June 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Agreed and presumably he didn’t need to spend long making the decision.

  • June 25, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Just me, but why does the NHL name a Leadership trophy after one of the dirtiest players who ever put on the skates?

    Examples : try googling “Mark Messier suspension” and you’ll see a guy who makes Matt Cooke and Raffi Torres look like choir boys.

  • June 26, 2015 at 3:59 am

    ……to: Drop the Puck…….obviouly you don’t adhere to the Don Cherry school of hockey… didn’t mess with Messier……lol……

  • June 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Well deserved honor for the best captain in the Hockey world! And congrats for another appearance on the EA game cover.

    I watched a lot of Mark Messier in the 80’s , and he played the game the right way. And yes if you messed with Messier, he didn’t need any help to dish out retribution, that was for sure!

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