This was not a hard choice to make. After Carey Price last week I wanted to bring it back to the West. An international player, a leader. Jonathan Toews was the 1st player to pop into my head and it was settled.
Like many great players we hear about Toews was drafted in the 1st round 3rd overall in 2006.
Young lad Toews wears #19 and is Captain of the superstar Blackhawks team. He stands 6'2" and weight just over 200 pounds. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba I wonder if Toews grew up a JETS fan and is happy to see the franchise back?
His nickname league wide is Captain Serious. I hear Toews is an incredibly focused player with a determination that sets him miles apart from the next guy. Toews also scores a lot of "tasers" another nickname for a goal scored by Toews. You will often hear the commentator say "Another Taser from Toews"
It really is no surprise you hear the commentator say Toews is scoring tasers. He never lets up. I looked his is stats this morning and in 391 NHL games Toews has scored 159 goals and assisted 195 others! Which means Toews is almost a point a game player. 354 points in 391 games!
Not only can Toews light up the score board while wearing a Blackhawks jersey he also brings home GOLD medals when he wears a Team Canada jersey! Not only did Toews win the Stanley Cup in 2010 with the Blackhawks in June, in February he won Gold with Team Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Toews was the first player to score in the Gold medal game, a game that rewrote Canadian History books. Toews also brought home Gold at the World Juniors not once but twice in 2006 and 2007.
Little fun fact about Toews? He is one of the youngest Captains in NHL history. It took just 64 games in the big league before Toews had the "C" sewn onto his jersey. Toews is also one of 6 players ever to win both the Stanley Cup and the Olympic Gold in the same year. Now are you starting to understnad why his nickname is Captain Serious? Clearly Toews gets the job done. In 2010 Toews also won the Conn Smythe Trophy which is given to a player whose value is undeniable to his team.
Being from Winnipeg, Manitoba has its perks if you are Jonathan Toews as well. Toews has a lake named after him! With his Stanley Cup ring and Gold Medal the Province of Manitoba felt Toews needed a Toews Lake. If you go to Manitoba go to "Toews Lake" rent a cabin and have a good time!
And there you have it! I could go on and on and on but I will stop now! Thank you Jonathan Toews for making this Fantasy Friday extra wonderful