WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 23: Mandy Flemmer, fiance of the Washington Capitals Karl Alzner, helps collect canned food for the Capital Area Food Bank before a NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets on November 23, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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