Today, the No. 19 Blackhawks sweater doesn't have the name of captain Jonathan Toews across the back.
As part of The Real Heroes Project, Toews covered his name and replaced it with Hayley Lesnik in salute of the Chicago nurse who not only fights the virus on the front line, but has fought and recovered from COVID-19 herself and is now donating antibodies in the hopes of helping others in need.
"I'm proud to put Hayley Lesnik on my jersey," Toews said in a video Wednesday morning.
"You have all the selfless leadership qualities that we at the Blackhawks, myself included, aspire to possess," he continued. "Keep fighting the good fight and couldn't be more proud to have you on my jersey."
The Real Heroes Project is a collaborative initiative across 14 professional sports leagues with athletes dedicating their jerseys and uniforms to a special healthcare hero who is helping their community on the forefront of this global crisis. Toews joined Wayne Gretzky and Canadian Women's Gold Medalist Hayley Wickenheiser to represent the NHL in the project.