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Toews signs $84-million deal with Blackhawks

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Jonathan Toews signed his new contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday afternoon.

Yes, it was as big as anticipated.

The eight-year, $84 million deal for the former UND star marks the largest annual value of a contract — and salary cap hit — in NHL history, surpassing Alexander Ovechkin.

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Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 10th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2014, he was named one of the top three beat writers in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.
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