Jonathan Toews reportedly looks ‘absolutely jacked' and 'ripped' ahead of 2021-22 season

​Exciting update out of Chicago!


On the last day of June, Jonathan Toews shared a video explained how missed the entire 2021 season due to what is being called chronic immune response syndrome. He is hoping and expecting to play this season for the Chicago Blackhawks and the latest updates sound promising. 

While there is no timetable for Toews’ return, the captain is in Chicago and has been working out with his teammates.

Insider Mark Lazerus of The Athletic gathered some info on the veteran forward and all signs point that he reportedly looks healthy and ready to go for training camp. 

“In fact, three people in and around the team have told me that he looks particularly strong. “He’s absolutely jacked,” one person told me. “Ripped.”

While we have no clue how his body will respond to playing for the first time in over a year, this certainly is encouraging to read. The Blackhawks open the regular season Oct. 13 at the Colorado Avalanche.

The three-time Stanley Cup champion had 18 goals and 60 points in 70 games during the 2019-20 season. In 943 career games, he has 345 goals and 470 assists.

Whenever he will return to the Blackhawks’ lineup, Toews will notice how much it has changed since he last played in the team’s uniform: the team added defenseman Seth Jones and  Vezina winner Marc-Andre Fleury after trading long-time blue liner Duncan Keith. 

Chicago finished sixth in the Central Division last season with a 24-25-7 record.