Jonathan Toews, currently the captain and the center for the Chicago Blackhawks, is the youngest player in hockey history to join the Triple Gold Club, an elite group of select players and coaches who have won an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship gold medal and the Stanley Cup playoffs.
In 2007, as one of the top prospects by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau, Toews was quickly drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks as an overall third pick, and a year later, at the age of 20, was made the team captain, the third youngest in NHL history.
In 2010, he led the Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup victory since 1961, becoming the second-youngest captain in history to win the title, and in 2013, was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward.
In recognition of Toews' remarkable success and achievements, his home province of Manitoba has decided to name one of its northern lakes after him Toews Lake.
As the second-youngest team captain in the NHL, Toews has also led his team to a Stanley Cup victory on three occasions, and was awarded the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2015 for his superior leadership and positive contribution to his team and his community.
In addition to his dedication and motivation, Toews is also famous for his skilled on-ice performance as a center and a forward. For instance, in 2013, he received the Selke Trophy, a distinction awarded annually to the NHL's best defensive forward, and in 2010, was named Best Forward of the Tournament during the winter Olympics.
To date, Toews has amassed a total of 674 points, with 292 goals and 382 assists.