Patrick Kane’s five biggest goals with the Chicago Blackhawks
By Justin Klawans
There is no doubt that Patrick Kane is one of the best hockey players ever. Many would argue that he is the best American-born player of all time, and could certainly be considered one of the greatest players period.
When the Chicago Blackhawks drafted Patrick Kane first overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, it was always assumed that he would be a great player. However, he has become much more than that. Kane is the complete package, a superstar hockey player that’s been the face of the Blackhawks franchise for over a decade.
From his flashy dekes to his top corner snipes, Kane is a goaltender’s absolute worst nightmare. He’s scored at least 20 goals in every season he’s played and led the league in 2016 with 106 points, winning the Art Ross Trophy.
Besides his Art Ross in 2016, Kane has won numerous other awards and pieces of hardware. Obviously, he’s a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, and in 2016 also took home the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player.
He won the Calder Trophy in 2007 as rookie of the year and has been chosen for the NHL All-Star Game nine times. This isn’t even counting his international play, where Kane won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics and was the MVP at the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship.
All in all, Kane is an icon of Chicago sports, a magician with the puck, and one of the best hockey players to ever play for the Blackhawks. Many of the Hawks’ long playoff runs were helped immensely by Kane, and he has directly contributed to a number of series-winning goals.
Today is Patrick’s birthday, and he turns 32 years old. In honor of Kaner’s birthday, let’s break down the best of his plays. Here are his five biggest goals with the Chicago Blackhawks.