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.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness