CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates across the ice with teammates (L-R) Brandon Bollig #52, Brent Seabrook #7 and Brandon Pirri #37 after scoring against the Buffalo Sabres in the first period during the NHL game on October 12, 2013 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