Chicago Blackhawks By The Numbers Looks At The Numbers A Chicago Blackhawks Player Put Up This Past Season And For His Career. Today We Look Back At Patrick Kane‘s Numbers.
The Chicago Blackhawks Superstar Patrick Kane had his best regular season of his career so let’s take a quick look back at his career year that should win him his first Hart Trophy in June.
Patrick Kane came into the NHL as a player maker that would defer to passing before scoring. Let’s be honest he may not have hit 46 goals in the past two season because they were both cut short due to injuries, but he would have easily passed his old career high of 30 that he set back in 2010 if it wasn’t for those injuries.
Kane’s Goals Per Season
Kane had been stuck playing 2nd line for most of his career without a legitimate center for most of his career since coach Joel Quenneville always likes to keep Jonathan Toews and Kane on different lines to balance them.
Kane has had Dave Bolland, Michal Handzus, Brad Richards and many others try to man the middle on the Kane line, but it wasn’t until Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin joined Kane that #88 stats went through the roof. Anisimov, if you throw out his faceoff percentage, is the perfect center for Kane because he doesn’t have to dominate the puck and isn’t afraid to park himself in front of the net.
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Kane is a playmaker in heart so having Panarin on his other wing ready to bury one-timers at will is a perfect winger for Kane to play with. He set his career high with 60 assists and there’s no reason to believe that he will slow down now that he’s on a perfect line.
Kane’s Career Assist Totals
- Career Assist Total-412
Kane’s career year came because he set career highs in goals and assists. He was the only player in the NHL to crack the 100 point barrier this season. He became the first American to win the Art Ross Trophy, and he had a 26 game point streak so it was a pretty special season. The hope is that this is just the beginning and not the top of the hill for Kane.
Career Point Totals
- Career Point Total-663
This number surprised me since it seemed like whenever Patrick Kane was on the ice he dominated possession, but there were times when Kane and Panarin would be cherry picking which hurt them. Kane’s career Corsi number is 55.3 so expect a bit of rebound next season.
Playoffs- 1 Goal 6 Assists
This is where I believe the great regular season came to a crashing end because Kane just didn’t dominate the ice in the playoffs like the regular season. Kane has been a super playoff performer in seasons past, but his slow start to this years playoff run may have cost the Hawks a shot at the Stanley Cup.
What was your favorite number from Patrick Kane’s season?