Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Award Winner?

By Keith Schultz

Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! 

The NHL Awards Show is tonight, and for the first time in a long time a Chicago Blackhawks player could possibly taking away the Hart Trophy for the NHL’s Most Valuable Player.

Patrick Kane had a career year and for the first time in his career he cracked the 100 point plateau. In the midst of his career season he also became the first American to win the Art Ross Trophy as the leagues highest point scorer.

Kane’s season was one that was sure fun to watch.  He tallied a career high 46 goals while picking up 60 assists which also was a career high.  Kane also put a +17 which was a career high and oh by the way he had 9 game winning goals which was a career high.

Not only did Kane set all these career highs, he also outscored the second place in points Jamie Benn by 17 and had that type of lead for most of the year.  The most remarkable stat of Kane’s season though had to be the 26 game point streak he amassed during the early part of the season.

The other award that could be headed to Chicago is the Calder Trophy which should be a lock for Artemi Panarin if it wasn’t for a couple of factors.  The Biggest factor has to be the Canadian love for Connor McDavid as their native son whose season was cut short due to injury but was a point a game player.  The other being the fact that Panarin played for years in the KHL which shouldn’t be a factor due to the rules.

Hopefully it’s a big awards night for the Chicago Blackhawks which would take a little bit of the sting out of the early playoff exit

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