MAJOR | Official Statement from the BlackHawks confirming Jonathan Toews' fate

Published April 13, 2023 at 8:18

Jonathan Toews has been dealing with a lot of health problems as of late and lots of reports stated that the Hawks' captain was heavily leaning towards retirement.

Kyle Davidson, the BlackHawks GM, emitted a statement earlier today confirming that Toews would be taking part in his last game as a Hawk. While Toews hasn't confirmed that he would retire, it was confirmed that he wouldn't be playing for Chicago moving forward:

»I've had a number of conversations with Jonathan throughout the season about his future with the Blackhawks, and recently, we had the difficult conversation that we won't be re-signing him this offseason. Tonight will be his final game as a Blackhawk, and it was very important to us to be able to provide the proper send off for Jonathan and our fans. He has done so much for this organization, and no matter where he plays next, we're excited our fans get the chance to show Jonathan exactly how much he means to them."

His teammate for most of his time in Chicago, Patrick Kane also commented on the news:

Toews will have been a major part of the Hawks for the last 16 years, playing in 1066 regular season games, and managing 882 points. He led the team to nothing less than 3 Stanley Cups winning one Conn Smyth (Playoff MVP) along the way. It's only a matter of time before they hang his number to the ceiling.

Toews has not yet confirmed whether he wanted or not to continue playing. It's a safe bet to assume that there will be takers for his services.
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MAJOR | Official Statement from the BlackHawks confirming Jonathan Toews' fate

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