Chicago Blackhawks skipper Jonathan Toews won't get back to the group next season, finishing a stunningly fruitful run that remembered three Stanley Cup titles for 15 seasons.
Senior supervisor Kyle Davidson said Thursday that the group will not re-sign its long-term focus, who turns 35 on April 29. He is qualified with the expectation of complimentary organization subsequent to consenting to a $84 million, eight-year contract expansion in July 2014.
“I think words neglect to sufficiently sum up all that Jonathan's accomplished for the association, the astounding recollections that he gave,” Davidson said. “He'll be a Blackhawk until the end of time.”
He heard clearly, drawn out cheers when he was presented with the beginning arrangement, and each time he was displayed on the above videoboard. The gathering arrived at another level when Toews scored a strategic maneuver objective in the subsequent period, prompting a loud show of approval.
It was Toews' most memorable objective since Jan. 28 and negative. 15 on the season. He has 372 objectives and 511 aids 1,067 customary season games – – all with Chicago.
Toews got an opportunity to dominate the match in extra time, yet he was denied by Felix Sandstrom on a breakaway with around 2:15 excess. Ivan Provorov then, at that point, finished it off for Philadelphia, beating Alex Stalock for his 6th objective of the time.
At the point when it was finished, Toews and the Blackhawks took to the ice, and the group played a video regarding the middle for his experience with the establishment. Toews tapped his heart and waved to the horde of 20,219 – – many wearing different Toews shirts – – as it recited “Jonny! Jonny!”