The Chicago Blackhawks have Jonathan Toews in the face-off dot in key situations and he has been elite at it for over a decade.
The Chicago Blackhawks have one of the best face-off men in the world in Jonathan Toews. He has been elite at it for over a decade and it has really helped the Hawks out. A lot of people take no stock in face-off abilities but that is just ridiculous. If you win face-offs more than you lose them, you start with possession more than you don’t. You never know what that can lead to as far as the pace of the game.
Toews had a remarkable 57.29 percent in 2019-20 season. That was good for eighth in the entire National Hockey League. He is consistently amongst league leaders in this statistic which is a testament to his abilities to help change games. When you think of the consistently elite face-off centermen in the NHL it is Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron who was the sixth-best face-off man this season.