Toews, Kane agree to Chicago Blackhawks contract extensions

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates a goal lwith right wing Patrick Kane. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune / April 21, 2014)

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates a goal lwith right wing Patrick Kane. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune / April 21, 2014)

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms with forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on eight-year contract extensions, which run through the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.

A formal press conference will be held at the United Center next week, with day and time being announced at a later date.

“I could not be more grateful for the amazing moments and opportunities I’ve been given by the Chicago Blackhawks,” Toews said in a statement. There’s no organization in sports that cares more about the overall experience of their fans and the success of their players. To have the chance to continue with this amazing group of teammates and people throughout the organization is an incredible honor. There’s nothing we want more as players than to continue to win Stanley Cups for the best hockey fans on the planet.”

“It’s great to be able to continue my career in Chicago,” Kane said in a statement. “Playing with the best organization in sports and the best fans in the game is a blessing. Since I was drafted by the Blackhawks, the people of Chicago have really embraced me and treated me with nothing but respect. I look forward to many more years of success with the Blackhawks.”

Read the full news release here: Blackhawks Agree to Terms with Toews and Kane

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