NHL Rumors: 3 Potential Trade Destinations for Jonathan Toews

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews wants nothing to do with management's five-year plan and don't expect to see 'Captain Serious' finish out his current contract with the team. Toews has only next season left on his deal, at $10.5 million, however expect to see the team retain around half of the salary and move the veteran forward before the trade deadline. There's already been some rumblings about a summer deal as frustration grows. Never the less, Toews will be traded, let's examine a few teams he may consider waiving his no-movement clause for:

Winnipeg Jets

At this point the Jets make the list as Toews is from the area and does a tremendous amount for communities in Manitoba. Winnipeg should be competing for a playoff spot this season in the western conference and could have interest in adding Toews. There's been a ton of rumblings about Pierre-Luc Dubois' future with the franchise, perhaps Toews slides in there as a number 2 center behind Mark Scheifele. Certainly a team he'd likely re-sign with at this point.

Calgary Flames

Considering the recent events in Calgary, adding Toews could be the good news needed for the fanbase. The Flames are thin up front and could use another center to their mix. While he's not as productive as he once was, Toews showed at certain points last season he's past his recent illness and can get back to producing each and every night. He finished last season with 37 points in 71 games. Calgary has the cap space to make a deal work and are likely to have interest in a deal.

Ottawa Senators

A team on the rise, Toews would be another huge addition for the young squad that's now going for it. The two teams already struck a deal with the Alex DeBrincat trade and perhaps the Sens look at Toews for a third-line shutdown center for their playoff push. Another Canadian team, while that's not necessarily all Toews would consider, we don't know at this point, but each of these three teams makes a ton of sense. The Senators have changed their narrative this summer and could be in the market should Toews be open to the move.

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