Claimed by Los Angeles from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Claimed by Vancouver from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from Vancouver, November 22, 1971. Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles for Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (Julian Baretta) in 1977 Amateur Draft, October 18, 1976.
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