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.
I've got a lot of experience and there's a lot of young guys. It's even making me excited a little more. It's kind of a new life. At my age, I feel like I know a lot of things what to do, but I just cannot do it anymore. It's a lot easier to tell them what to do because they've still got the legs and hands to do it. I just know things, but I cannot do them anymore.
— Jaromir Jagr after making his Panthers debut in a win against the Sabres on Saturday