Left University of Maine (H-East) and signed with Seattle (WHL), August 7, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, June 16, 2001. Traded to Dallas by NY Rangers with Manny Malhotra for Martin Rucinsky and Roman Lyashenko, March 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 25, 2004.
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