Ice hockey has so far proved to be a sport for no weaklings, as it is a game that requires precision, skill, strength, and speed. This is reminiscent of the person of Jonathan Toews, who was promoted to captain of the Chicago Blackhawks at the young age of twenty. This achievement was truly remarkable, as he was the youngest person to achieve such an achievement at the time.
Toews has proven over time that he is good at what he does. He led his team to victory, winning championship trophies like the 2010 and 2013 Stanley Cup Champion and making it all the way to the 2010 Winter Olympics, the 2007 World Junior All-Star Team, and much more.
Jonathan Toews’ Biography
Jonathan Bryan Toews first entered the world and the Toews family on April 29, 1988, in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. His father, Bryan Toews, worked as an electrician at the University of Manitoba, while his mother, Andree’Gilbert, who is of French descent, was a director and financial expert for a credit union in the Winnipeg domain before retiring to oversee Jonathan’s media affairs.
His ancestry is part English and part French, and thanks to his mother, Andree’Gilbert, Jonathan speaks fluent English and French. The young boy was educated at Shattuck Saint Mary’s and at the University of North Dakota, where he and his brother David played field hockey. From 2003 on he played in amateur leagues, where he set impressive records and won awards until he was nominated for the NHL draft in 2006 and selected by the Chicago Blackhawks. This marked the beginning of Toew’s journey into professional Major League field hockey.
On May 16, 2007, Jonathan Toews put on paper his very first professional contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, which was to last for three years. He had an excellent first season and achieved a nomination as NHL Rookie of the Year and for the Calder Memorial Trophy. The following 2008 season saw him take a big leap forward and was named captain of the team, making him the second-youngest captain in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) after Sidney Crosby.
Over the years, he has been awarded various trophies, from being awarded the Stanley Cup three times in 2010, 2013, and 2015 to being named best striker at the 2014 Winter Olympics. In 2017 he was voted one of the NHL’s greatest players. As team captain, he led the team to many victories, so that when his contract expired in 2009, an extension of the contract was waiting for his signature. After two contract renewals, Jonathan Toews’ salary is currently 13.8 million per year. His estimated net assets as of 2018 have been rounded up to $16 million, which is not only the result of his field hockey career but also of sponsorship contracts with well-known organizations.
In addition to the NHL, Toews also represents the national team of his country Canada in ice hockey competitions. In 2005 he led the team to victory in the U-17 field hockey challenge, where they won a gold medal.
Outside the world of ice hockey, the Champ is also involved with the Kitchen Community, an organization that helps build gardens in schools introduces young minds to grow their own food, and encourages community involvement. When our dear Jonathan is not playing field hockey or working in the garden, he spends time with his family fishing outdoors.
Is Lindsey Vecchione His Wife or Girlfriend?
To the best of our knowledge, Jonathan Toews is not married, but he is not a womanizer either. He is currently in a relationship with Lindsey Vecchione, a model born on July 9, 1987. She is from Chicago and is also a sports enthusiast, especially when it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks, where her lover does his job.
During her modeling career, she has worked for major brands such as Playboy. With her beautiful smile and her head-over-heels body, she tried her luck at Miss Illinois (2009), but did not win the crown. At the moment everyone in the couple’s world seems to be well and in love and there is no sign of a problem.
Before he got involved with Lindsey, Jonathan Toews used to date Gabrielle Velasquez, who was also a model.
David Toews, Jonathan’s younger brother, is both a fisherman and an ice hockey player. He attended the same school as his brother – Shattuck Saint-Mary and the University of North Dakota. David also played professional field hockey in 2008 after being drafted by the New York Islanders. However, this was only of short duration as it ended in 2013.
The handsome boy was anxious to eat properly and move well from an early age. He stands tall at 6 ft. 2 inches or simply put 188 cm tall.