BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 29: Young fans cheer for Cody McCormick #8 of the Buffalo Sabres as he heads to the ice for warmups prior to playing the Florida Panthers at First Niagara Center on October 29, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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