Jonathan Toews is an ice hockey player currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.
Dubbed as the “Captain Serious,” the Blackhawks picked Toews in the third pick in the 2006 NHL Draft, he has been with the Chicago Blackhawks ever since.
Let’s look at some quick facts about Jonathan Toews before moving into his life and career details.
|Full Name||Jonathan Bryan Toews|
|Birth Date||April 29, 1988|
|Birth Place||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Nick Name||Captain Serious|
|Education||The University of South Dakota|
|Father’s Name||Brian Toews|
|Mother’s Name||Andrée Gilbert|
|Siblings||1, David Toews|
|Age||34 Years Old|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lbs)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Current Team||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Active Years||2007- present|
|Salary||$10 million per year (on an average)|
|Net Worth||$26 million|
|NHL Draft||3rd overall, 2006 Blackhawks|
|Amateur teams||North Dakota|
|Merch||Jersey, Signature, Trading Card|
|Last Update||April, 2023|
Jonathan Toews – Early Life, Getting Started & Family
Born to Brian Toews, an electrician at the University of Manitoba, and Andrée Gilbert, the managing director, and finance expert for a credit union in the Winnipeg region. She later retired to oversee the media relations of Toews.
Toews is a bilingual who speaks French and English fluently. He and his brother, David Toews, are both ice hockey players, and both play for the NFL.
Their cousin Kai Toews is a basketball player. It is safe to assume that the Toews are an athletic bunch.
Jonathan Toews played in the Shattuck-Saint Mary’s in Fairbault, Minnesota, and later in the University of South Dakota.
He played two seasons at University before he was drafted in the first draft of the NHL in the third pick of 2007.
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Jonathan Toews – Professional Life, Chicago Blackhawks
Toews was selected in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in the third pick by the Chicago Blackhawks. He signed a three-year entry-level contract in 2007, and for that, he left the remaining two years in college.
Jonathan Toews scored his first goal in his first game against the San Jose Sharks. He also brilliantly scored the second-longest point-scoring streak to start an NHL career as he recorded each of his first ten games with 5 goals and five assists.
Jonathan got his first injury in the NHL in 2008 when he sprained his knee while playing against the Los Angeles Kings. He missed 16 games due to the injury.
Despite playing really few games due to the injury, Toews was the top scorer among the rookies and finished second in line only behind fellow rookie Patrick Kane.
Both of the players were selected for the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL rookie of the year, and eventually, Toews finished second to Kane.
Looking at his successful rookie year, he was named the Captain of the Blackhawks in 2008.
He was 20 years when that happened, so this made him the third-youngest team captain in NHL history, only behind Sidney Crosby and Vincent Lecavalier. This record was later surpassed.
The following season, he became a starting and Kane and Brian Campbell for the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal, Quebec. He also helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup playoffs after 2002.
Career this decade
Since the beginning of the 2009-10 season, Toews received concussion-like symptoms since he was on the receiving end of the open ice hit from defenceman Willie Mitchell of Vancouver Canucks.
He agreed to extend the contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for five seasons with $6.5 million annually. That season, Toews finished with 68 points in 76 games.
Toews went on to record his career-high hattrick and two assists and led the Blackhawks to win the first-ever Stanley cup in the Franchise’s history since 1961 by winning against the Philadelphia Flyers in Finals.
He became the second-youngest captain in NHL history to win the Stanly Cup. He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs.
When he won the Stanley Cup, he also became the youngest captain in history to be a part of the Triple Gold Trophy, which consists of Olympic gold, the Stanley Cup, World Championship.
Toews narrowly missed playing in the 2012 All-Star Game due to an injury incurred during a game with the Nashville Predators and hence was replaced.
He returned to play at the playoffs and played brilliantly, scoring the overtime and send Chicago back for Game 6, but they eventually were eliminated from the playoffs.
Toews was back in his top form in 2013. Jonathan was active in helping the Blackhawks win the President’s Trophy by helping his team have the best regular-season records.
He was also named the top defensive forward and was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy and named the NHL Second All-Star Team.
Toews captained Canada in 2005 for the World U-17 Hockey Challenge and won a gold medal for the country by scoring the game-winning goal.
Jonathan Toews also played in Canada’s Juniors team at the 2006 World Junior Championships.
Toews was the youngest player on the team and helped the team win yet again. He was selected and won the competition again in 2007. He earned a second-straight World Junior gold medal.
Toews scored three times in the shootout to advance to the final in the tournament semi-final against the United States.
Toews made his debut in the senior 2007 World Championship before even turning professional.
Jonathan Toews also played in the 2009 Winter Olympics for Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia. His winning goal in the overtime made the victory of Canada against the USA secure.
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Jonathan Toews – Awards, Honors, and Accolades
- World U-17 Hockey Challenge MVP — 2005 World U-17 Hockey Challenge — 2005
- WCHA Rookie of the Week — twice in 2005–2006
- NCAA West Regional MVP — 2006
- World Junior All-Star Team — 2007
- Nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy — 2008
- 5× NHL All-Star (2009, 2011, 2012*, 2015, 2016*, 2017)
* – Did not attend due to injury/illness.
- All-Star selection of the 2010 Olympic Hockey Tournament
- 2010 Winter Olympics — Gold Medalist, Best Forward
- 2010 Conn Smythe Trophy winner
- Second-youngest to win the Conn Smythe Trophy (22 years, 41 days); youngest captain to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.
- The youngest person to gain entry into the Triple Gold Club (22 years, 41 days at the time the last component was achieved)
- Named full captain of an NHL team after only 64 NHL games; fifth-youngest full captain (Connor McDavid, Gabriel Landeskog, Sidney Crosby, and Vincent Lecavalier being the others) in NHL history.
- One of only eight players to win Olympic gold and the Stanley Cup in the same year.
- 2013 Frank J. Selke Trophy winner
- 2013 NHL Second All-Star Team
- 2014 Winter Olympics — Gold Medalist
- 2015 Mark Messier Leadership Award winner
- 2015 ESPY Best NHL Player
- 2016 World Cup of Hockey gold medal
- Named on 100 Greatest NHL Players list for NHL’s Centennial Anniversary
- NHL 11 cover athlete
- NHL 16 cover athlete
- 2010, 2013, 2015 Stanley Cup Champion
How about taking a look at his career stats in brief. Note: The data is extracted from hockey reference.com.
Not Affirmative with the decisions taken by Blackhawks
Jonathan was not happy with Corey Crawford being allowed to leave and Brandon Saad‘s trade to Colorado Avalanche.
Jonathan Toews expresses disappointment toward his squad Blackhawks making insignificant changes to the team by appointing youngsters to their roster and replacing key experts.
“I’ve never been informed that we were going through a rebuild. A lot of this comes as a shock. it is a much different direction than we expected.” the Chicago captain told The Athletic.
Corey Crawford inked a two-year deal with the New Jersey Devils as a free agent as he was offered $7.8 million contracts ($3.9 million average annual value).
And regarding Saad, there is news that as a part of the financial affairs the Blackhawks retained $1 million of his $6 million salaries for the remaining years of his deal.
However, both were immensely talented players. Saad was a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Blackhawks (2013, 2015), was third on Chicago with 21 goals last season. Crawford also took the Cup in 2013 and 2015.
Retiring from Hockey
Well, there is a huge shocking breaking news coming up. Jonathan Toews has declared a full lifestyle change which influenced him to take retirement from hockey.
He commits to full-time involvement with the Kitchen Community program and looks to have it installed in all schools and daycares across Chicago.
The news was revealed by ESPN’s April Foolington. Thus, Jonathan has not come up with a statement.
Jonathan Toews – Personal Life, Net Worth
Let’s start with the younger days, what goes on in his personal life, and dive into his personal romantic life (relationship).
Jonathan Toews is a young, hard-working guy who keeps his private life mostly out of public eyes. We do not have much insight into his personal life, but we know a few things we would like to share.
Standing tall at 6ft 2 inches, this handsome ice hockey player has gotten into trouble with the law once or twice.
Along with his University of Dakota teammate, T.J Oshie, he received an alcohol-related citation for which they plead guilty.
Both of them were out on probation and were required to complete certain hours of community service.
Another interesting incident involving Toews happened in the spring of 2010 when a large mural depicting Toews with a weird-shaped nose and mouth posing with the Stanley Cup.
The insulting and hideous mural was visible from Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago. It all turned out to be well, considering that he actually won the Stanley Cup later that year.
Latest News about Jonathan
EA sports selected him to be on the cover of their video game NHL 10 and NHL 11 and his teammate Patrick Kane.
It was also the first time that two people from the same team were featured on the cover two years in a row.
The province of Manitoba decided to name its northern lake after Toews for his tremendous efforts in sports and to make his hometown proud. This lake is located 150 km north of Flin Flon and is named Toews Lake.
On the same day, as he was honored with the lake name, the place where he played hockey, the Dakota Community Center was renamed the Jonathan Toews Community Center in his honor.
Jonathan Toews was also given the Keys to the City as an honor to his achievements in sports and his commendable work ethic.
Engaged to his girlfriend or not?
There isn’t much news about his private life, but Jonathan Toews has been seen on multiple occasions with his girlfriend Lindsey Vecchione, who is a model.
There were hearsays of the couple getting engaged to one another but then seems like it was all a fallacy. Clearing the air, they are not yet engaged but madly in love with each other.
They initiated seeing each other in 2012 and have been together for around 9 years. Almost a decade!
Brother, David Toews
Just like his elder brother, Jonathan, Devon is also an ice hockey player. He was hired by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round with the 66th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry draft.
Just popping into his professional career, David was ranked 79th among North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. He has played for AHL, Rockford Icehogs, ECHL, Toledo Walleye, Bakersfield Condors, Idaho Steelheads, Utah Grizzlies.
And in 2013, he cracked a contract with the Reading Royals. Talking about his International plays, David allied with Hockey Canada as a member of the national under-18 team.
David was named to the roster for the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament on August 8, 2007. There is also an interesting story about him while he was busy with making his mateur career.
At Shattuck-Saint Mary, David with his teammate Kelsey Tessier left the team and school after being dismissed for cheating. Actually, he had to appear for a Chemistry and just before that he got a notebook that had accurate answers.
While giving the exam, David was all worried about running out of time while led him to write word-for-word answers. Moving further his professor noticed the similarities between Davids’ answers and those of the old test.
And henceforth, David got suspended and moved to Superior, Colorado to play for the Colorado Outlaws midget “AAA” team of the Midwest Elite Hockey League.
With the success that Jonathan has achieved along with the fame he has reached, he has become a wealthy man with an estimated net worth of $26 million.
Jonathan Toews – FAQs
Does Jonathan Toews have social media?
Jonathan Toews is only on Twitter.
Is Devon Toews related to Jonathan Toews?
No, Devon is not related to Jonathan. Just the surname is in common and yes, of course the profession.