When Jonathan Toews boards his flight to Los Angeles for the NHL All-Star festivities, he'll do so reluctantly.
After learning Tuesday that he was one of four members of the Chicago Blackhawks named to the Central Division's three-on-three roster, Toews conceded he has "a handful" of other teammates more deserving of the honor.
Toews mentioned Artemi Panarin (sixth in league scoring with 41 points), Artem Anisimov (team-leading 18 goals), and Marian Hossa (16 goals) as players who have exceeded his play, telling Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, "Why I got picked ahead of those guys based on performance this year I'm not sure."
Toews is having one of the worst statistical seasons in his career, producing seven goals and 20 points on a top 10 offensive team. It's been speculated that Toews' potential inclusion in the NHL's "100 Greatest Players" unveiling has a lot to do with his selection.
Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, and Corey Crawford were appointed to the squad with Toews. Chicago has more selections than any other team.
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