Signed to an ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Rochester (AHL), April 5, 2004. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Cleveland (AHL), September 19, 2005. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, January 16, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Riga (KHL), July 10, 2009.
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