Traded to California by NY Rangers with Gary Coalter to complete transaction that sent Bert Marshall to NY Rangers (March 4, 1973), May 17, 1973. Traded to St. Louis by California for St. Louis' 5th round choice (Cal Sandbeck) in 1976 Amateur Draft and California's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, California selected Reg Kerr) in 1977 Amateur Draft, March 9, 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