Jan 8, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (88) shoots during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Kane recorded his 20th goal in the Blackhawks 4-2 over the Minnesota Wild. This was the 8th season in row that Patrick Kane has not notched at least 20 goals in a season. On the Blackhawks all time list Kane still trails the franchise leader in goals and points Stan Mikita. Mikita has 14 seasons with 20 goals or more. Bobby Hull is second with 13 seasons.
Kane also becomes the first American player to score 20 goals or more in eight consecutive seasons. Let that sync it, Kane is the FIRST AMERICAN player to score 20 goals or more in eight consecutive seasons. American “greats” like Mike Modano, Jeremy Roenick, Tony Amonte, Dave Christian, and Gary Suter never accomplished the feat. Modano came close recently. Mondano had six consecutive seasons and Roenick five consecutive seasons with 20 goals or more.
The Blackhawks really found a special player in Kane, a once in a franchise type of player. The funny thing is that they also drafted Jonathan Toews the year before. Toews along with Kane is a once in a generation type of player.
The Blackhawks take on the Edmonton Oilers at 8pm on Friday January 9th at 8:30pm.
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