CHICAGO, IL- JANUARY 08: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks reaches toward fans while walking out to the ice prior to the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on January 8, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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