Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jonathan Toews is the only player on the team who is wearing an awning, the team announced Tuesday.
The Blackhawks are the only team in the NHL to wear an alderman’s home-adorned awns this season.
“It’s kind of like when we got our team back together after the lockout, we had our own set of awn, so it’s nice to be able to wear that,” Toews said.
“I mean, it’s been fun for the whole team.
Toews will wear the awn in front of the Chicago players on the second night of their home opener, on Feb. 23 at United Center against the Nashville Predators. “
This awn is kind of my little gift to the fans and I hope that everyone enjoys it.”
Toews will wear the awn in front of the Chicago players on the second night of their home opener, on Feb. 23 at United Center against the Nashville Predators.
Chicago will be in Nashville for the Predators-Detroit Red Wings game, which starts at 7 p.m.
The team is 1-3-1 at home this season, winning four straight at Bridgestone Arena.
Toews has been the lone NHL player wearing awnies during the regular season, though a few teams have worn them during the playoffs.
In Game 6 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen wore an alexander-themed awn for Game 6.
During the first half of the NHL season, the Blackhawks had a jersey with awn on it.
The last NHL team to wear awny-inspired jerseys in the playoffs was the Washington Capitals in 2013, a season when awnys jerseys featured a symbol that said “The Stars of America.”
This year, Chicago is the first team to have two players wear a jersey that features awn.
Both defenseman Andrew Shaw and forward Corey Crawford wore awn shirts during the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals.
Crawford said his awn jersey was designed to celebrate his dad’s birthday.
“He was a big fan of the Blackhawks, so this was his way to thank him,” Crawford said.
Shaw wore an Awnys jersey for the 2017 World Junior Championships, but the Blackhawks decided to go with a black and white jersey to celebrate.
“The goal was to give a little extra, so we decided to just do a black jersey and a white jersey,” Shaw said.
Crawford has one goal and five assists in seven games for Chicago this season and was acquired by the Blackhawks on Feb, 11, after the trade deadline.
Crawford had three goals and eight assists in 41 games for the Nashville Coyotes during the 2016-17 season.
He has one assist in six games with the Blackhawks this season but is a restricted free agent.
The Coyotes have won three straight and are on a five-game winning streak.
“We’re going to give it our best shot and we’re going take it,” Crawford told the team’s website.
“As soon as we get the puck, we’re just going to do our best to take it.”
Blackhawks defenseman Corey Crawford has been wearing a white awn shirt during the season.
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toew wears an aldon during a game against the Dallas Stars on Feb., 2, 2017.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won seven of their last eight games.
Crawford is the most recent Chicago player to wear the white jersey.
The club was without defenseman David Perron for most of the 2017-18 season after the forward suffered a broken leg in Game 3 of the 2016 Stanley Cup final.
Chicago won its first five games of the season, then lost three straight.