Jonathan Toews joins Twitter

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Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks waits for a face-off against the Nashville Predators at the United Center on March 14, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Predators defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jonathan Toews’ voice is no longer confined to the Blackhawks’ dressing room.

The Chicago captain joined Twitter Sunday morning – firing off his first tweet around 10 a.m. By noon, @JonathanToews had more than 36 thousand followers.

One of those followers – teammate Andrew Shaw – didn’t let the occasion pass without poking fun at his captain.

But Toews, a fast learner, is catching on quickly.

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The tweets came hours before the Blackhawks’ Stadium Series game against the Wild Sunday, which will be played at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium.

Toews encouraged Blackhawks fans to make themselves heard.

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