Jonathan Toews Bio
Born: April 29, 1988
Where: Winnipeg, Canada
Jonathan Toews is the Chicago Blackhawks’ captain and franchise player. He became the 3rd youngest captain ever in the NHL when the Hawks made him captain at only the age of 20 years old. He was drafted the same year as line-mate Patrick Kane and the two of them are racking up goals and numbers that should put them in the hockey hall of fame.
Jonathan grew up in Winnipeg, an english-speaking city, but because his mom was from Quebec, he speaks lots of French and enjoys eating frog-legs at French restaurants. Maybe that is why he has so much hop to his game. He has been skating since he was three years old, and he has always had a natural stride. People would always ask his parents, “How old is that kid?”
When Jonathan was just a teenager, he was drafted #1 by the Tri-City Americans but chose instead to play high school. In his last high school year he played at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota (110 points in 64 games) and ended up spending the next two years at the University of North Dakota where he led the Fighting Sioux to the Frozen Four in both 2006 and 2007.
Drafted third overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2006 Entry Draft, he made the leap to the NHL in the fall of 2007 at age 18. Along with Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane, Jonathan was part of a new-blood youth movement that moved the 2008 Hawks into the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
Since Jonathan joined the Blackhawks in 2006, the team has become a contender to win the Stanley Cup. Jonathan and Patrick are looking unstoppable on a line with Dustin Byfuglien and there could be many more years of victory for the Blackhawks.
Did U Know?
- Jonathan is 6'2" tall and weighs 211 pounds.
- Jonathan is known as Mr. Serious
- Jonathan won a Gold Medal at the 2010 Olympics with Team Canada for Men’s Hockey
- Jonathan scored 3 goals and 2 assists in a pivotal playoff game versus the Vancouver Canucks tying a record set by Stan Mikita for most points in a playoff game
- Jonathan has scored one of the prettiest goals in the last decade in the NHL… check it out