Jonathan Toews to be featured on NHL Network’s “Ice Time”

The full episode premieres at 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday, then at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Mike Rupp — Stanley Cup champion turned analyst — sat down with Jonathan Toews for the NHL Network’s newest edition of Ice Time, a TV series highlighting stars throughout the NHL. With hockey demos, Q&A sessions, and one-on-one conversations, fans get to see a different side of their favorite players every weekend.

As captain of the Chicago Blackhawks for the past 11 seasons, Toews has been around the block a few times. Three-time Stanley Cup champion, two-time Olympic Gold medalist, Conn Smythe award-winner — you name it, and Toews has probably achieved it.

On this episode, Toews dives into his background in hockey — growing up in Winnipeg, attending Shattuck St. Mary’s with NHL players like Zach Parise, Drew Stafford, and Travis Zajac, becoming teammates with T.J. Oshie at University of North Dakota, and eventually breaking into the NHL. As the second youngest captain when he received the “C” back in 2008-09, Toews has had his fair share of success. He’s also had his fair share of nicknames.

“Aside from the obvious, Seabs [Seabrook] gave me the old ‘Captain Serious’ nickname. I guess him and I got into a little scuffle my rookie year, and somehow just the fact that I hated that one it automatically stuck that same day in the locker room. Still trying to get rid of that one.”

Ice Time is the perfect way for fans everywhere to get to know NHL superstars on a more personal level. For Toews, that happens to be proving that he’s not the super-serious hockey guy all the time, and that he knows how to have some fun. He’s done a pretty good job at tossing that ‘Captain Serious’ nickname to the curb, and he puts his personality on the table in this brand-new episode.

The full episode, “Captains”, premieres at 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday on the NHL Network. You can also catch it at 9 a.m. Sunday.