Devon Toews

New York Islanders
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Fantasy Summary

Toews is a mobile defenseman who has good offensive instincts. He has the tools to succeed in the pro ranks. His challenge will be moving up the ranks in an Islanders system that is loaded on the back end.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 21, 1994
Height 6‘1”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 4; Overall: 108

Observations

June 2020 – Toews is among a group of six Islanders participating in small-group workouts at the team’s practice headquarters at Northwell Health Ice Center on Long Island. In response to the pandemic, the NHL decreed that players work out in groups of no more than six. Phase 2 workouts allowing non-contact skating at team facilities started June 8. NHL training camps in Phase 3 are scheduled to begin July 10, assuming medical conditions allow it and the league reaches an agreement with the players’ union about resuming play. Mark Allan

May 2020 – He was paired with Scott Mayfield and on the ice for 22:14, including 2:46 with the man advantage, in the Islanders’ most recent game, a 5-4 loss in Vancouver. However, playing time could be scarcer when play resumes because Johnny Boychuk is ready to return from a scary skate-blade facial cut that required 90 stitches. Another veteran, Andy Greene, is now in the mix after being acquired in February. Uncertainty doesn’t benefit the 26-year-old Toews, soon to be an RFA. Mark Allan

February 2020 – A combination of Adam Pelech’s season-ending injury and the unreliability of young phenom Noah Dobson translates into regular duty for the 26-year-old Toews. Paired at times with Scott Mayfield, Ryan Pulock and Johnny Boychuk, the 6-1, 192-pound left-handed shooter was with Mayfield most recently in a 4-1 win over the Sharks. The mobile Toews had a goal and an assist as well as going plus-2. After two injury-marred campaigns, Toews has six goals and 24 points in 61 outings, solid production for an underrated yet versatile and dependable player. Mark Allan

March 2018 – Devon Toews will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery. This is a big blow to the 24-year-old Toews, who despite playing just 30 games this year, still currently leads the Sound Tigers in defense scoring (22 points) as they approach game 60 of their schedule. This complicates things a bit for the Isles, as NHL regulars Calvin de Haan and Thomas Hickey are both unrestricted free agents and it was thought that they could count on Toews stepping right in for one of them in 2018-19. Michael Farkas

January 2017 –  Devon Toews is in his first season of Professional Hockey in the AHL for Bridgeport. A proven point producer in NCAA Division 1 for Quinnipiac University, he and the Islanders obviously felt the jump to Pro was right for his developmental curve. Devon has shown the ability to adjust to the Pro game seamlessly, as he continues to produce points (mainly assists) and be a key contributor on the power play. Devon is blessed with great hockey sense, and tremendous passing skills and vision which make him a commodity in the way the game is played today. There is a legitimate shot for Toews to play for the Islanders in the future because of his ability to move the puck and be a key possession player. Kevin Pedersen

May 23, 2016 – Devon Toews (no relation to Jonathan) was taken by the Islanders in the fourth round in 2014 in his third year of entry draft eligibility.  He spent three years at Quinnipiac University, where he amassed 12 goals and 55 assists in 108 NCAA games.  Toews improved his point totals in each season, capping off his collegiate career with seven goals and 30 points in 2015-16. Many of those points came on the power play, where Toews showed he could be an effective quarterback. Toews will fight for a full-time AHL roster spot next fall.  Brent Craswell.


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Abbotsford Hawks U15 A1 PCBHL 61 8 56 64 62 |          
 2009-2010 Fraser Valley Bruins U18 AAA BC Hockey U18 39 2 5 7 60 |          
  Yale Secondary Lions Blue BCHSHL 3 2 9 11 0 | Playoffs 3 3 8 11
 2010-2011 Fraser Valley Bruins U18 AAA BC Hockey U18 39 12 25 37 52 |          
  Abbotsford Pilots PIJHL 5 1 1 2 0 | Playoffs 13 1 5 6
  Yale Secondary Lions Blue BCHSHL 4 6 8 14 0 |          
 2011-2012 Surrey Eagles BCHL 54 7 22 29 42 | Playoffs 12 5 7 12 15 
 2012-2013 Surrey Eagles BCHL 48 10 37 47 55 | Playoffs 17 0 9 9 10 
  Surrey Eagles Western Canada Cup 5 0 6 6 6 |          
  Surrey Eagles RBC Cup 5 1 6 7 6 |          
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 0 2 2 14 |          
 2013-2014 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 37 1 16 17 10 |          
 2014-2015 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 31 4 16 20 16 |          
 2015-2016 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 40 7 23 30 26 |          
 2016-2017 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 76 5 40 45 18 |          
 2017-2018 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 30 8 14 22 8 |          
 2018-2019 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 24 5 14 19 16 |          
  New York Islanders NHL 48 5 13 18 4 | Playoffs 8 1 4 5
 2019-2020 New York Islanders NHL 68 6 22 28 16 |          

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