The Chicago Blackhawks made Patrick Kane the first pick of the 2007 NHL draft. Kane was 19 when the Blackhawks selected him number one overall. Kane would make the Blackhawks at 19. That was a shocking feat. Kane and others would help lead the Blackhawks to Western Conference Finals the following season. Kane would take home the Calder memorial trophy.
By the age of 21, Kane and the Blackhawks would win franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 69 years. Kane would score the game winner in Game 6. He would drop the gloves and skate off into history.
Kane and the Blackhawks would make the playoffs the next two years in a row. Kane and the Blackhawks would not enjoy any playoffs success losing in the first round both years.
The Blackhawks aided by Kane set the record the longest streak without a regulation loss. Kane and the Blackhawks would go onto win the Stanley Cup for a second time in five years. Kane would win the Conn Symthe trophy. He was only the fourth American win the trophy.
Why the history lesson, you ask? I wanted to give everyone an appreciation of Kane has done before his 25th birthday.
On behalf of all Blackhawks fans! Thank you for the Memories! Happy 25th Birthday Patrick Kane!
Beat the Avalanche tonight!