Number 2 – 2015-16 Patrick Kane (Age 27)
I miss having Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin on the same line. I miss having Artemi Panarin on the Blackhawks. I miss having the Blackhawks in the playoff. Sorry, that was a little off-topic, anyway! Patrick Kane was at his absolute best in 2016 when he put up 106 points.
Kane managed to put up a career-high 17 power-play goals, he and Panarin made their home setting the puck up and passing it across the ice on the power play. Stan Bowman’s worst move, in my opinion, will always be trading away Panarin.
Kane also had his point streak in 2015-16, and this season just went on to show that Patrick Kane is truly one of the best. It featured the first time Kane was really considered as a top player on his own.
Patrick Kane won so many awards in 2015-16 including the Hart Trophy, the Art Ross Trophy, and the Ted Lindsay Award. Although Kane did not add another Stanley Cup ring to his resume in 2015-16 he did push his stature up even higher with so much hardware at the award ceremony.
I honestly thought we would never see another season like 2015-16 again for Kane. However, then he went out and proved us all wrong in 2018-19 when he put up even better numbers without anyone around to help.