SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Goaltender Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks lets the puck slip under him for a goal off the stick of Manny Malhotra #27 of the Vancouver Canucks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on November 26, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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