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Hawks sign Kane, Toews for 8 more years

Chicago Blackhawks captaJonathan Toews (19) celebrates with forward Patrick Kane (88) after scoring opening goal first period Game 3 against

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates with forward Patrick Kane (88) after scoring the opening goal in the first period of Game 3 against the St. Louis Blues in the first-round NHL hockey playoff series at the United Center in Chicago on Monday, April 21, 2014. | Michael Jarecki/For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: July 9, 2014 4:19PM

The Blackhawks have taken care of their biggest offseason priority, signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to eight-year contract extensions, keeping them in Chicago through the 2022-23 season.

“Jonathan and Patrick have become cornerstones of this franchise during their time in Chicago,” Hawks GM Stan Bowman said. “We are excited to ensure they will continue to lead our organization for years to come.”

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