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Toews, Kane make initial ask to Blackhawks for extensions

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TSN.ca Staff
6/26/2014 11:24:52 AM
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Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane appear to have made their initial ask to the Chicago Blackhawks on a contract extension and are hoping to join the NHL's highest paid players.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, it's believed that Kane and Toews have both asked for salaries of about $12 million per year.

McKenzie notes that both players will likely end up with a lower salary than their initial ask, but could still see $10 million per year averages.

Toews and Kane each have one year remaining on their existing contracts. They each signed identical five-year, $31.5 million contracts prior to the 2010-11 season.

McKenzie adds that many agents believe the salary cap could rise to as high as $75 million for the 2015-16 season and continue to rise in the seasons following. In that case, double-digit average salaries (in millions) could become the new standard for top players.

In 76 games with the Blackhawks this season, Toews scored 28 goals and added 40 assists. He scored nine goals and 17 points in 19 playoff games.

Kane scored 29 goals and added 40 assists in 69 games. He added eight goals and 20 points in 19 playoff games.

Toews was drafted third overall in the 2006 Draft by the Blackhawks. Kane was drafted first overall in the 2007 Draft.

Kane and Toews (Photo: Getty Images)

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