Well, Jonathan Toews was not to be outdone by his teammate, Patrick Kane. Kane scored his 1,000th NHL point on January 19th vs. Winnipeg, just before the Blackhawks’ extended break. Jonathan Toews couldn’t let the American-born star live in the limelight too long, however, as the captain registered his 800th NHL point during tonight’s game. It was a special moment for Toews, as he accomplished the milestone in his hometown of Winnipeg.
Jonathan Toews has often not gotten the recognition he deserves in his career. Apparently, if a player doesn’t throw up 40 goals and 60 assists every season, the NHL fanbase turns the blind eye. Points only tell half of Toews’ story, as he does so much on the ice. Yet, he has still put up quite a few of those points.
Toews is no stranger to accomplishments, as he has racked up several during his now 13-year NHL career. He captained three teams to Stanley Cup championships. He was the assistant Captain for two Canadian Gold Medal teams during the 2010 and 2014 Olympics. Toews brought home the tournament’s “Top Forward” award in 2010.
The Blackhawks captain is a five-time All-Star. He won the Conn Smythe trophy in 2010 as the playoff MVP. Toews took home the Selke Award in 2013 as the league’s top defensive forward. Finally, in 2015, Toews won the Mark Messier Leadership Award.
As previously stated, Toews is clearly no stranger to accomplishments. Tonight offered up yet another milestone, as Toews eclipsed 800 points. He is just the sixth Blackhawk to ever score 800 points for the team. Toews joins Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Denis Savard, Steve Larmer, and teammate Patrick Kane in achieving this milestone.
Jonathan Toews becomes just the 169th player in NHL history to eclipse 800 points. At just 31 years of age, the captain has plenty of hockey still to go, and will likely join Patrick Kane in the 1,000 point club in the coming years. That’s quite the honor for the greatest captain in franchise history.