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Blackhawks Jonathan Toews named finalist for Mark Messier Leadership Award

Chicago's captain joins Jets' Andrew Ladd and Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf has finalists.

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Jonathan Toews has been named one of three finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, the league announced Monday night.

The award is given to the player that is a superior leader within their sport, and as a contributing member of society.

Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd and Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf are the other two finalists. All three finalists led their respective teams to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Chicago Blackhawks captain recorded 66 points in 81 regular-season games. He has added nine points in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Ladd, 29, scored 24 goals and added 38 assists in 81 regular-season games. He was quiet in the postseason, earning a single assist.

Getzalf, also 29, recorded 70 points in 77 games, while also adding 10 points in six postseason tilts so far.

No Hawk has ever won the award in its brief eight year history.

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