During the Chicago Blackhawks’ game against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night, team captain Jonathan Toews reached a very special milestone that no Hawks player has reached in 15 years.
With his first period goal, Toews became Blackhawks player to reach 250 goals with the organization since Tony Amonte reached that milestone in 2001 . The goal, a shorthanded tally in the first period, puts Toews just two goals behind Kenny Wharram for ninth place on the team’s all-time scoring list.
Things got off to a sluggish start for both teams, but the Blackhawks were able to draw first blood in the contest. Following a mad netfront scramble, Richard Panik found a loose puck and was able to quickly fire a wrist shot past Louis Domingue to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead.
Despite the closeness of the race between Toews and Kane, the captain is closing in on some noteworthy names on the team’s all-time list. He is currently just eight goals behind Bill Moisenko for eighth on the list, and he trails Jeremy Roenick by 17 tallies. Tony Amonte is 18 clear of Toews, and Dennis Hull is 48 up, so the Blackhawks’ captain could make some serious progress on the list in the next year or two.
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