This is what former Fighting Sioux hockey player Jonathan Toews has to say about the hit that knocked him out for a few games with a concussion last fall.
CHICAGO — Turnabout is not fair play in Jonathan Toews’ eyes.
The Chicago Blackhawks captain admits he wanted revenge against Willie Mitchell and the Vancouver Canucks after Mitchell’s open-ice check left Toews concussed — but only on the scoreboard.
He’d never wish ill will on the defenceman, who is now struggling through his own post-concussion battles.
Mitchell stepped out of the penalty box during an October contest and rocked Toews, who missed six games as a result.
A blind-side hit into the end boards from Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin has had Mitchell out of action since mid-January.
“You want to get revenge when you play against Vancouver and the player who put you in that situation, but I’ve got to say there’s definitely no hard feelings,” Toews said Thursday