Blackhawks: Three Candidates For Captain After Jonathan Toews

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Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks
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Option 3: Patrick Kane

This might be the best option for the next captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, especially considering Patrick Kane could play for a long time still. Kane has been the best player on the Blackhawks year in and year out, and he is not slowing down anytime soon.

It has seemed like every year, Kane has found ways to elevate his play to another level despite the fact the team around him hasn’t been as good. While Kane has had some issues outside of hockey in the past, he seems to be doing a lot better at 32 years old.

Patrick Kane has been with the Blackhawks since being drafted first overall in 2007. Chicago got lucky when they drafted the best American born hockey player of all time that year, and his status is only going to increase with Chicago.

When looking around the NHL, very few faces of a franchise don’t wear a ‘C’ or an ‘A’ patch on their jersey. But that is exactly what we see from Patrick Kane. Sure he wore it throughout this past season when Seabrook fell to an injury, but that is Seabrook’s position when he gets back to the team this next season.

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Assuming Kane does outlast Jonathan Toews with the Blackhawks and finds a way to play until he is 50, as his trainer Ian Mack said, then there is no doubt he will be the next captain of the Chicago Blalckhawks.