Played football at University of North Dakota, 1980-1985. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 8, 1985. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with Dave Gagner for Jari Gronstrand and Paul Boutilier, October 8, 1987. Claimed by Pittsburgh from Minnesota in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1988.
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