The Chicago Blackhawks have had a pretty exciting season of milestones this year, and last night two of their stars hit two more.
When you have a core of players that have been around for a decade, the all-time record books start getting a workout, and last night two of the Chicago Blackhawks core hit two more milestones.
The first milestone isn’t a huge number, but it’s still pretty cool. With three assists last night, Patrick Kane is now at 750 career points. Kane is only the 6th player in franchise history to hit the 750 point plateau. Kane is now only 29 points away from passing Doug Wilson for 5th in franchise history so he’s really starting to climb the franchise all-time ranks.
Some milestones Kane will probably hit next season is 300 goals, 500 assists and obviously 800 points which is all on the horizon for next year.
Kane still has an outside shot at this years Art Ross trophy with him only 4 points behind Connor McDavid for the top point getter in the NHL. So, the final 4 games should pretty exciting to see what Kane puts up on the scoreboard to try and catch McDavid to be the first Chicago Blackhawks player to win consecutive Art Ross trophies since Stan Mikita did it in the late 60’s.
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The other milestone hit last night wasn’t a franchise record, but Marian Hossa moving up the All-time goal scoring list.
It is interesting how many Hall of Famers Hossa has passed on the scoring list this season especially when you consider the era Hossa has played in.
It will be fun to see how many names Hossa can pass next season. It’s been a pretty exciting season this year watching milestones passed.
What has been your favorite milestone passed this season?