June, 24, 2013
By Luke Lapinski | ESPN Insider
Jonathan Toews' importance to the Chicago lineup is pretty self explanatory. Not only is he the Blackhawks' unquestioned leader, he's one of the most productive players in the NHL as well. His 23 goals in the regular season tied him for the team lead with Patrick Kane and ranked him No. 5 in the league, and his efforts on the defensive end of the ice just earned him the Selke trophy as well. Most importantly of all, his recent reunion on a line with Kane has pushed Chicago to within one win of taking home the Stanley Cup.