Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Florida, February 18, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 11, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville for future considerations, November 16, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), July 26, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, November 21, 2000.
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