17 July 2024

Much consideration has been given to the legacy of Jonathan Toews, 15-year captain and three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks. He missed the 2020-21 season due to complications from Chronic Immune Response Syndrome, and has now sat out the 2023-24 season because of ongoing issues with his health and long COVID.


In his career to date, this man has seen an incredible amount of success. So, what can we currently infer about the state of his career? This is where one needs to take a step back and look at the big picture. Because Toews isn’t exactly your normal hockey player. In fact, he’s always been quite extraordinary. To understand what I mean, we must start at the beginning.


Jonathan Toews – The Younger Years

Toews was born on April 29, 1988 in the St. Boniface-Winnipeg area to Bryan Toews and Andree Gilbert, and seemed destined for the NHL at a very young age. His dad tied on his first pair of skates when he was only three and says he became an instant whiz on ice.

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