Playing for his country for the fifth time in his career -- he has won gold medals at the 2007 World Championship and 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships. Toews also won a silver medal at the 2008 World Championship.
Both he and Blackhawks' teammate Patrick Kane were members of the All-Star team at the 2007 World Junior tournament. In the 2-1 semi-final shootout win over the U.S., Toews scored three shootout goals (IIHF rules permitted player to take multiple attempts) against goaltender Jeff Frazee.
At the age of 19, he was the only non-NHL player on Team Canada at the 2007 World Championship. After playing a limited role in the first eight games, his line with Jordan Staal and Colby Armstrong scored the winning goal in the gold medal game against Finland.
Toews became the first player in Canadian hockey history to win gold medals at the World Junior and World Championship in the same year.
Skated on a line with Shane Doan and Derek Roy at the 2008 World Championship.
After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.
— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016