Jonathan Toews has upgraded from Captain Serious to Captain Seriously, Is There Anything He Can't Do?

The Blackhawks center has used his fierce competitive drive and supreme skill level to lift his all-around game another notch this season. A finalist for the Selke Trophy — awarded to the top defensive forward — during the 2010-11 campaign, Toews has improved himself at both ends this season to cement himself as one of the top all-around players in the world.

Entering Saturday night, Toews was tied for fourth in the NHL with a Hawks-high 12 goals and seventh in the league in scoring with 24 points. He led the NHL with a 61.8 percent success rate in the faceoff circle and shared fifth with 25 takeaways.

"Finally, some of those things are paying off from working on the little parts of my game," said Toews, who kept up the good work in scoring the second goal in the Hawks' 2-1 victory against the Kings Saturday night at the Staples Center. "I keep telling myself that the people want to just focus on the goals and the assists that you score and that's the only time you really get any attention.

"I know eventually things will start going my way that way and that I'll start improving and seeing better numbers. It's nice to get that payback and get those results when you work for it."