Jonathan Toews was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2006, and has since become a consistent force for Chicago. A three-time NHL All-star, Toews has also captained the Blackhawks since 2008-09.
After winning a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Toews led Chicago to its first Stanley Cup Championship in 49 years, and became the first Blackhawks player to win the Conn Smythe trophy as the NHL playoffs MVP.
This season, he recorded 47 points in 48 games, second on the team behind Patrick Kane. During this playoff run, Toews had been somewhat stifled, recording only six points in the first two rounds against Minnesota and Detroit, but came alive in the conference finals, notching three assists in five games against Los Angeles.