Jonathan Toews wins Messier Leadership Award

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews poses with the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award trophy after winning the award at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews won the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award for his commitment to charities and service.

Toews accepted the award Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas.

Toews participates in several off-ice endeavors with the Blackhawks, including Make-A-Wish Foundation activities and other charities back home in Winnipeg. On the ice, Toews led Chicago to its third Stanley Cup title in six seasons earlier this month.

Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf and Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd were the other finalists for the award.


Toews and teammate Patrick Kane also won the cover of the upcoming video game NHL 16.

"Our team's passion and dedication have made this all possible - and I'm sure fans will be fired up about it," Toews said.

"Being teamed up with Jonathan for the NHL 16 cover is a great feeling," said Kane. "I never would have imagined being on the cover twice. The fact this is happening on top of our team taking home the Cup is unreal."

ABC7 Eyewitness News contributed to this report.