2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Winning Puts Toews in the Hall of Fame

June 8th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
Chicago Blackhawks' fans know they have an incredible young captain in Jonathan Toews. Having watched him from their seats or through their televisions, they can see that Toews is a special hockey player. But most fans in Chicago, and all over North America, don’t realize that winning the Stanley Cup would likely cement Toews’ Hall of Fame membership at age 22.

Yes, I said it. If the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup this year, Jonathan Toews is a Hall of Famer.

The Hockey Hall of Fame celebrates the overall achievements of hockey players from all over the globe, both men and women, as well as contributors to the game. No, Toews isn’t scoring at the pace of Gretzky or Lemieux. No, he isn’t dominating between the pipes like Roy or Esposito. But if you’re looking for a complete resume, adding the 2010 Stanley Cup would make Toews’ career achievements among the best of all time.

At age 17 in 2005, Toews was the captain of the Canada West U-17 team that won the gold medal in the World U-17 Hockey Challenge. Toews led the tournament in scoring and was named the tournament’s MVP.

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