A press conference was held this morning for the Jonathan Toews Celebrity Golf Tournament which takes place on July 9th at Pine Ridge Golf Course here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. During the off-season, Jonathan Toews lives here in Winnipeg. Toews was also born and raised here in the city. After the presser my girlfriend and I got Jonathan to sign 3 cards and 3 photos for us. Jonathan was super cool! During the regular season, there had been a lot of reports from cities around the NHL that Toews was tough to deal with. In this setting, Jonathan was cool and probably would have signed 20 items for us had we brought that many.
Former NHLer and current Winnipeg Jets commentator Shane Hnidy was also there as he will be challenging Jonathan Toews' team this July at the Golf Tournament. Shane was his usual cool self and signed 3 photos for us.
Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators were the first two celebrities announced to be taking part of the Celebrity Golf Tournament.