The Blackhawks announced Wednesday that Toews will be among the 63 players attending the team’s training camp. Chicago will have 38 forwards, 18 defensemen and seven goaltenders in camp.
Toews did not play this past season because of Chronic Immune Response Syndrome. In a team video posted on social media on June 30, Toews skated at the team’s practice facility. It’s not known when he resumed skating or started to skate in Chicago.
Toews last played during the 2019-20 season, when he scored 60 points (18 goals, 42 assists) in 70 games. He scored nine points (five goals, four assists) in nine games during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blackhawks defeated the Edmonton Oilers in four games in the best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifiers then were eliminated in five games by the Vegas Golden Knights in the best-of-7 Western Conference first round.
Toews has scored 815 points (345 goals, 470 assists) in 943 regular-season games and 119 points (45 goals, 74 assists) in 137 playoff games. He captained the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup wins in 2010, 2013 and 2015. In 2010, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy, voted as most valuable player in the playoffs, scoring 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) in 22 games.
Forwards Alex Nylander (left MCL) and Cam Morrison (right MCL) will also be in training camp after missing this past season. Nylander scored 10 goals and 26 points in 65 regular-season games and played in eight games in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Morrison scored 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 37 games during his senior season at Notre Dame before signing with Chicago.
Blackhawks’ Training Camp Roster Breakdown
All 44 players under NHL contracts by the Blackhawks will be at training camp.
There are 11 players on a professional tryout agreement, while forward Kale Howarth is on an amateur tryout. Howarth signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, Rockford IceHogs, in August. The 11 players on PTOs have each played for the IceHogs before, including Stanton, who also inked a one-year deal last month.
Four players from the Blackhawks’ 2021 draft class will also attend: forwards Colton Dach and Jalen Luypen and defensemen Nolan Allan and Ethan del Mastro. All four players will play in the CHL this coming season: Allan (WHL Prince Albert), Dach (WHL Saskatoon), del Mastro (OHL Mississauga), and Luypen (WHL Edmonton).