Awards keep coming for ToewsFormer UND standout wins Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy
By: Ira Podell, Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Toews is the second straight kid captain to lift the Stanley Cup.
And the Chicago Blackhawks' still rising star didn't stop there. He also claimed the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Quite a performance for the former UND forward, who celebrated his 22nd birthday a little more than a month ago. Sidney Crosby captained the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Cup title last year when he was 21.
Toews also nearly finished atop the playoff scoring race with 29 points. Only a three-point night by Philadelphia's Danny Briere in the Cup clincher on Wednesday night kept Toews from a most impressive hat trick of hardware.
With Chicago's win, Toews also joined the Triple Gold Club with a Stanley Cup plus gold medals at an Olympics and an IIHF world championship.
He was a member of Canada's gold medal team at the 2007 worlds in Moscow and was a key member of the team that won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.