ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 15: Newly appointed St. Louis Cardinals baseball team manager Mike Matheny drops the puck between David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues and Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings before an NHL game on November 15, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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