Year of the Toews: How Flying Under the Radar Has Led to Superstar Status

May 22nd, 2010 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

It's the same old story for Jonathan Toews. It's been that way his entire career. But if this year has shown the hockey world anything; it's that Toews can no longer be looked over as one of the best players on the planet.

Things are changing for the budding super star —and quickly —as he stakes his claim as one of the best players in the world; he just happens to go about it a bit differently than the rest.

It started early on for Toews when he, already looked at as one of the best players in his draft year, was selected first overall in the WHL Bantam Draft by the Tri-City Americans in 2003.

To be the top pick in a CHL Draft is a massive stepping stone for a young player, but instead of Toews jumping directly into the spotlight early on, he opted to take a different, less popular direction.

After playing one year in high school hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota he chose to attend the University of North Dakota, a route normally not taken by playe ...

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