Jonathan Toews has shared a massive message to Chicago regarding his future.
Toews Says Farewell
In an Instagram post, Jonathan Toews said goodbye to Chicago and the Blackhawks organization.
It's hard to find words to describe the 16-year journey that has made this city my home.
Aside from the 3 Stanley Cups, the parades, and the countless memories made with my teammates, what is still most special to me was feeling a true connection to the people of this city.
To Blackhawks fans, it was surreal to witness and be a part of the revival of hockey in Chicago.
There was nothing like the roar of the Madhouse when we scored a big goal to tie it or win it late in a game. As players, we tried to reciprocate that heart and soul energy we felt from you. I honestly believe it's what made us so tough to beat in the later games of a playoff series. You are the best fans in the world, and I'm so thankful we shared so many special moments together.
To the Blackhawks Organization, the late Rocky, Danny and the Wirtz family, all of my coaches, GM's, athletic and equipment trainers, strength coaches, scouting staff and all those that put it all together. It is not lost on me that all the work you do behind the scenes leads to all of our success on the ice. You showed up every day to help all of us achieve our dreams and for that I am forever grateful
To my Blackhawks teammates, I consider you all lifelong friends and brothers. We share a bond that's hard to break. Whether you reach the mountain top or not, we can all agree it's grinding through the tough moments together that we'll really miss.
To all of you I say, THANK YOU. You made my time here in Chicago unforgettable.
Toews has spent his entire 16-year career in Chicago and has played over 1,000 games with the Blackhawks. On top of this, he has captained the team since 2008 and has won three Stanley Cups with them.
However, this is not the end of his NHL career.
With Toews expected to play in 2024-25, it appears that he will look to win another Stanley Cup in a bottom-six role and hopefully take home his 4th cup.