From day one, Patrick Kane and his play made itself loud and clear that he was going to be amongst the indescribably raw talent within his generation of hockey. The Buffalo native has no problem proving why his induction to the league’s centennial anniversary NHL 100 is no joke, where it feels almost as though his record-breaking achievements pile on with every passing season. Here, we break down Kane’s youthful career with 10 of the most impressionable and respectable stats from over the years:
In the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, Kane netted the overtime game-winning goal, ending the franchise’s 49-year Stanley Cup drought. This goal made Kane the youngest player in NHL history to score a game-winning goal in overtime for a season champion title.
Following their 2013 Stanley Cup Final victory, Kane became the first winger and first number one overall pick to win the Conn Smythe Trophy since 1995 and 1992, respectively.
During the 2015-2016 season, Kane broke the American record with a 26-game point streak.
In 2015-2016, Kane recorded 46 goals, becoming the first 40-goal season by a Blackhawks player since Tony Amonte (with 43 goals) in 1999-2000.
In the 2015-2016 season, Patrick Kane became the first American born player to receive the Art Ross Trophy, racking up a career-high 106-point season.
When Kane was awarded the Hart Memorial trophy for the league’s most valuable player at the end of last season, he became the first American to do so.
With a hearty 15 of them, Patrick Kane currently leads the NHL in 3+ point games in the last two seasons.
Mr. 88 currently ranks third in Blackhawks history with the most career playoff assists (68), sitting only behind Hall of Famers Stan Mikita and Denis Savard and just ahead of Bobby Hull.
Patrick Kane became the 10th American-born player in NHL history to have 10 or more 20-goal seasons. This also puts him tied for fourth in with Denis Savard for the most 20-goal seasons in Blackhawks history.
On February 10, 2017, with the netting of career goal #269, Patrick Kane now holds the most goals in franchise history by an American born player.
How’s that for “showtime”?