Toews managed two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 4. Toews had a goal and four helpers over eight postseason appearances in his rookie year, to go along with 18 points in 48 regular-season games. The fourth-round pick from 2014 made himself a fixture on the Islanders' blue line from the end of December onward, and should continue to evolve in 2019-20, having already shown some offensive skill.
Toews was impressive in the Islanders' sweep of the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs. He had two assists, both on the power play, and a rating of plus-2 in the four games versus Pittsburgh. Some might have been worried that the rookie would be a deer in headlights playing against Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but that was not the case as Toews and the entire defensive unit of the Islanders played well above expectations. The power-play points are also a telling sign, as Toews should be a mainstay on the team's top power-play unit for the remainder of these playoffs and into next season. With Toews and several top defensive prospects, the Islanders' defense may continue to be one of the best in the NHL for years to come.
Toews has had an impressive rookie season with five goals and 11 assists in 43 games for the Islanders. The Islanders have seven legitimate NHL defenders for six starting spots, and although Toews is a rookie, he hasn't been the one chosen to be a healthy scratch in any game. Toews has solidified himself as a top-four defender with room to grow and should be a mainstay on the blue line for the Isles for years to come.
Toews extended his point streak to five games with an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Canucks. Toews has six assists in his last five games, bringing his season totals to 12 points in 27 games since his Dec. 18 recall from AHL Bridgeport. The fourth-round pick from 2014 has the point production to help fantasy owners down the stretch.
Toews delivered two assists in a 5-2 win over Edmonton on Saturday night. It was the rookie's first multi-point game. Toews has started to come into his own in the last week. He has four points in his last four games and that includes two -- a goal and an assist -- on the power play. Toews may be a sneaky waiver pickup for savvy owners.
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