Selected by Toronto (WHA) in 1975 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1975. Transferred to Birmingham (WHA) after Toronto (WHA) franchise relocated, June 30, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (WHA), September 29, 1978. Rights retained by Quebec prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979.
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