To help celebrate NBC Rivalry Night, NHL.com will look at a rivalry within the rivalry of the featured game on Wednesday nights. For this week, we are trying to determine how close Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier is to the two-way standard set by Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.
Going into the 2006 NHL Draft, Jonathan Toews already was considered a plus-defensive player, earning rankings of "very good" or "excellent" in all seven categories on NHL Central Scouting's checklist.
Since being taken by the Blackhawks with the third pick, he's emerged as the Blackhawks' franchise player, captain, two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 2013 Selke Trophy winner as the League's top defensive forward.
Toews also is dependable in the offensive zone and recognized as one of the best all-round players in the NHL.