Patrick Kane – Right Wing
Everyone had to know Patrick Kane, the best American Born player, would be on this list. Even if this list was made five years ago, he’d be on it, Kane is that good.
Kane is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, 2013 Conn Smythe winner, winning the Calder Trophy, being the first American to win the Art Ross Trophy in 2016, winning the Pearson Trophy, and the Hart Trophy in his career. He’s scored 40-plus goals twice in his career, with his career-low being 21 during his rookie season.
In 11 of his 13 seasons, Kane has had at least 40 assists, with him not getting it in 2014 due to injury, and 2013 due to the shortened season.
Kane made a name for himself in 2010 when he scored the Stanley Cup game-winning goal in overtime against the Flyers.
Kane has made a name for himself with his quick passes, perfect stick handling, and his perfect shot. The way Kane skates with the puck is very graceful, where he slows the game down to his speed, something only the great players can do.
Even in games where Kane doesn’t score, he makes a difference for the team. Throughout his career, the team has done better when he’s put up at least one point on the stat sheet. They’ve struggled when he hasn’t. That just shows how important and how much the team leans on their best player to make or break the game.
Kane is on his way to breaking Stan Mikita’s record for career points, along with many other team records. When he retires, he will be known as the greatest Blackhawks’ player of all-time. The crazy thing with Kane is how he’s just getting started.
At 31, we can expect at least five more elite seasons out of Kane. He is very unpredictable, to a point where he might not slow down until he reaches 40. It would be nice to see him stick around until he is 40, we will have to see as time goes on.