WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals makes a pass against Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL hockey game on October 22, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NHLI via Getty Images)
When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.
— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions