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Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane Climbs Up One More Step In Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 10: Nick Schmaltz
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 10: Nick Schmaltz /
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The Chicago Blackhawks have been around since 1926, and last night Patrick Kane moved up one more step in their history when he assisted on Artem Anisimov‘s goal in the third period. 

Patrick Kane has been a point a game player since he entered the NHL a decade ago.  He’s suffered a couple of scary injuries, but he’s still played in 770 games and has 781 career points.

Last night he picked up points 780 and 781 which moved him up the Chicago Blackhawks all-time points leaders list passing Doug Wilson.  Kane now sits alone in 5th place with those 781.  Here is the complete Top 10.

  1. Stan Mikita-1,467
  2. Bobby Hull-1,153
  3. Denis Savard-1,096
  4. Steve Larmer-923
  5. Patrick Kane-781
  6. Doug Wilson-779
  7. Jonathan Toews-642
  8. Dennis Hull-640
  9. Pit Martin-627
  10. Jeremy Roenick-596

When I was a kid the best thing in watching the Chicago Blackhawks play was getting to see Denis Savard with Steve Larmer and Al Secord.  They were creative, hard working, able to score, and if needed Secord could knock your block off!   As a kid though you didn’t realize how special it was watching these great players do their thing on a nightly basis.

As an adult, I can assure you it’s easy to know how special it is to watch Kane and Jonathan Toews play on a nightly basis.  Sure, Toews scoring has decreased the past couple of years, but he’s led the Hawks to 3 Stanley Cups since entering the NHL which is 3 more than I got to see before they her entered the NHL.

Kane is so close to some real big milestones that this one should be just the tip of the iceberg this season.

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Kane is only 5 goals away from becoming only the 5th Chicago Blackhawks player to ever score 300 goals in his career.

Another milestone that Kane is closing in on is the fact that he’s now only 14 assists away from becoming only the 6th Chicago Blackhawks with 500 or more assists while wearing the Blackhawks uniform.

And finally, Kane is only 19 points away now from becoming only the 5th Blackhawks player to ever pick up 800 points in his career.

These are special times for Kane, and hopefully they Blackhawks will continue to win to make this more of a special season overall for the franchise!

Next: Remembering Niklas Hjalmarsson

What stat or stats impress you the most about Kane?

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