It’s hard to deny that he may be the best American player to ever play in the NHL. Patrick Kane helped change American hockey because he …. Superman.
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Patrick Kane’s list of Hall of Fame accomplishments is undeniable. He was the face of the golden age of Blackhawks hockey, and he was far from it. The list is already impressive, but it’s about to become legendary.
In the hunt for the 1K, let’s not forget the other numbers that matter in Patrick Kane’s career.
While this is a known fact, let’s go back to where Patrick Kane was selected in the NHL draft. In 2007, Kane became a top pick to join Jonathan Toews in the franchise. Patrick Kane was drafted by the Ontario Hockey League, where he played for the London Knights. He was named Rookie of the Year and finished second on the MVP list in his first season.
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2.5 is the points/game ratio Patrick Kane recorded in his only season with the London Knights. In 58 games, Kane has 145 points (62 goals, 83 assists).
His one-time appearance in Canada’s junior season earned him the No. 1 selection and cemented his status as an American hockey legend. But let’s not get too carried away.
One player is associated with the number 72, but 72 has a different meaning for Kane. In this case, it is the total points scored by Kane in his Rookie of the Year season.
Kane won the Calder Cup, the award for rookie of the year, and scored more than other rookies. The former first choice finished ahead of Nicklas Backstrom and teammate Jonathan Toews, who finished second and third respectively.
106 for Patrick Kane is synonymous with the terms Art Ross, Ted Lindsay and Hart. Patrick Kane had a magical 2015-16 season, leading the league in goals scored and winning numerous awards that season. Kane has been successful this season working with rookie Artemi Panarain, who has put together one of the best individual seasons by an American in NHL history.
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Kane not only led the league in points, but also defeated Sidney Crosby and Jamie Benn in the Hart Memorial Trophy voting. Lindsay’s award is also a big accomplishment because the NHL Players Association voted for her. Kane was voted best player by the press and his teammates.
Eight is an important number, and not just the number repeated on the back of Kane’s shirt. Eight is the number of trophies Kane has in his NHL awards collection. Kane’s first trophy was the Calder Rookie of the Year award in 2007. He added three trophies to his MVP season (Hart, Ted Lindsey, Art Ross) and also added the Conn Symthe Trophy in 2013 en route to his second Stanley Cup. Oh, cups! Yeah, he’s got three.
If you add Kane’s international career to his resume, you can chalk up five major awards. Kane won gold at the 2006 World Championships in Sweden with Team USA. Kane also won a bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships in Sweden, a bronze medal at the 2018 World Championships in Denmark and a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics as a member of Team USA.
Kane not only captained Team USA to the 2018 bronze medal, but he was also named MVP of the tournament for scoring 20 points in 10 games.
Eight is also the number of hat-tricks Kane has scored in his career.
Patrick Kane has been named an NHL All-Star nine times in his career. He has been a regular at this event throughout his career.
Prior to Tuesday night’s game, Patrick Kane had scored 1,060 points in 999 games. He also recently scored his 400th point in his career. Career Goal. It’s hard to imagine Kane not scoring on such a big night, but he’s worth 1060 at this point. By the end of the season, Kane could be flirting with 1,100 points, as he has scored 82 in 56 games so far. Still, Kane has a lot of good hockey ahead of him, and the score will only go up.
Three is the number Patrick Kane hopes for the rest of his career. Three is the current number of Stanley Cups won by Patrick Kane. Kane famously scored the Flyers’ overtime goal in the 2010 Stanley Cup, won the Conn Smythe Trophy in the 2013 Stanley Cup race and helped the Hawks win in 2015 after returning from injury.
It remains to be seen if the Blackhawks will win the Stanley Cup without Patrick Kane, but that’s a thought for another day.
Ah yes, the famous sweater number. Kane wore the number 88 during his time with the London Knights because some players, such as. B. Sam Gagner, wore their number after their year of birth. Kane was born in 1988 and simply chose the number 88.
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Kane wore that number in the NHL and made the 88 famous, not just in Chicago, but across the country. The 88 will be synonymous with American hockey for a long time to come if emerging players continue to cultivate Kane.
1000 games. Incredibly, Kane will reach this stage before he’s 33. Kane has played his best hockey the last two seasons and makes you think he can play at a high level for years to come.
Congratulations to Patrick Kane for reaching 1,000 career games. He is only the 353rd best player in NHL history. In addition, Kane has played in every game with the Blackhawks.
1,000 games is one step closer to the Hall of Fame and the rafters of the United Center. He will be one of the greatest to ever wear a Blackhawks jersey.
My 1000th. The game wouldn’t be the same without you Blackhawks fans! Here’s a special message for everyone who has encouraged me since I left on the 4th. October 2007 wore the Chicago shirt for the first time pic.twitter.com/JZhc5n8HjH
– Patrick Kane (@88PKane) 9. March 2021