|If you are helping your team win, then yes, yes it is.|
Even above that of Pittsburgh Penguins' Captain, Sidney Crosby.
Leadership is great. It is even better when that leader is actually helping a team win. Then again, you don't have to be the denoted leader of a team to do that.
Toews has scored only 20 goals this season. There are four other players on the Blackhawks bench that have more and a fifth player that is tied: Patrick Kane (32), Artemi Panarin (24), Marion Hossa (23), Artem Anisimov (22), and Richard Panik (20).
Comparatively, there are also four Pittsburgh Penguins that have more goals than Johnathan Towes:
Sidney Crosby (41), Evgeni Malkin (33), Phil Kessel (22), and Conor Sheary (21). Patric Hornqvist is knocking on the door with 18 goals.
The most telling statistic is that Sheary missed an entire month of playing time and is still ahead of Toews. Sheary has been clicking on all cylinders playing on a line with Crosby and Jake Guentzel and it has paid off in terrific fashion.
Let's take a look at some other notable, and maybe surprising names, that also have also scored more than "20-goal Toews":
All in all there are 72 players with more goals than Johnathan "The Canadian Dream" Toews....but he is the best captain in the league with the highest level of leadership ability? 72 players, four of which are on his own team, have more goals...yet he wears a C?
Sure! Whatever fruits your loops. I will just continue to thank my lucky stars that Sidney Patrick Crosby leads the Pittsburgh Penguins. After all, who really is better than Crosby?
We are truly blessed.