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Toews had a goal and an assist in Chicago's Game 6 Cup-clincher.
Captain Toews leads Chicago to another Stanley Cup
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Updated: Tuesday 06/26/2013 09:38:27 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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BOSTON – For the second time in four years, former University of North Dakota All-American Jonathan Toews has captained the Chicago Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup championship.

Toews registered a goal and an assist, two critical points, in catapulting the Blackhawks to a 3-2 Cup-clinching victory in Game 6. He scored Chicago’s first goal late in the second period to tie the game 1-1, then set up Bryan Bickell’s game-tying goal with 1:16 remaining in regulation with Blackhawks’ goalie Corey Crawford pulled for an extra attacker.

Just 17 seconds after Bickell’s game-tying tally, Chicago completed the rally on Dave Bolland’s game-winning goal.

Toews finished the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs with three goals and 11 assists, along with a +9 rating in 23 games.

In 2010, Toews led Chicago to its first Stanley Cup championship in 49 years, earning the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs along the way. This season, Toews joined Wayne Gretzky as the only players in NHL history to captain two Stanley Cup winners at the age of 25.

"It just keeps getting better. It’s hard to believe that it can. It’s an amazing city, an amazing team and organization to be a part of. We have an unbelievable group of guys and these guys deserve it more than anybody," Toews told the CBC's Scott Oake in a postgame interview.

Toews also became the third former Fighting Sioux to twice win the Stanley Cup, joining Craig Ludwig (Dallas in 1998-99, Montreal in 1985-86) and Jay Caufield (Pittsburgh in 1990-91 and 1991-92).

It has been another season to remember for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, native, who won the Frank J. Selke Award earlier this month as the NHL’s Best Defensive Forward.

Toews spent two seasons at North Dakota in 2005-06 and 2006-07, earning first-team All-America honors as a sophomore. He finished his collegiate career with 85 points (40 goals, 45 assists) in 76 games, leading UND to the NCAA Frozen Four in each of his two seasons.

UND's Stanley Cup Champions
Gord Sherven, Edmonton, 1983-84
Craig Ludwig, Montreal, 1985-86
Geoff Smith, Edmonton, 1989-90
Jay Caufield, Pittsburgh, 1990-91
Jay Caufield, Pittsburgh, 1991-92
Troy Murray, Colorado, 1995-96
Ed Belfour, Dallas, 1998-99
Tony Hrkac, Dallas, 1998-99
Craig Ludwig, Dallas, 1998-99
Rick Wilson, Dallas, 1998-99 (assistant coach)
Brad Bombardir, New Jersey, 1999-00
Mike Commodore, Carolina, 2005-06
Jonathan Toews, Chicago, 2009-10 (Conn Smythe Trophy winner)
Matt Greene, Los Angeles, 2011-12
Jonathan Toews, Chicago, 2012-13

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