Blackhawks: Patrick Kane is set to pass yet another milestone

Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

Patrick Kane scores goals, and lots of them. For the Chicago Blackhawks, having a player like Kane on their team makes them better every night, even when they are going through a rebuild.

Even though the ‘Hawks are only eleven games into the season, Kane is set to pass yet another milestone. Last night Kane tied Doug Weight for seventh all-time on the American-born hockey players scoring list. Kane and Weight are tied with 1033 points.

The Chicago Blackhawks secured one of the best American born hockey players when they drafted Kane with the first overall pick of the 2007 NHL draft, and the jury is still out on how high Kane will rank on a few lists.

Here are the six players above Kane on the list for most points amongst American born hockey players:

  1. Brett Hull – 1391 points
  2. Mike Modano – 1374 points
  3. Phil Housley – 1232 points
  4. Jeremy Roenick – 1216 points
  5. Keith Tkachuk – 1065 points
  6. Joe Mullen – 1063 points

Realistically it is not out of the question to think that Kane could pass Tkachuk and Mullen this season. He is only 32 points away from tying Tkachuk, and at a point per game pace which Kane is currently playing at, it definitely could happen.

Patrick Kane also has a few milestones to watch for when it comes to the Blackhawks organization.

Kane is high up on a lot of lists within the ‘Hawks organization. No matter the outcome for the Blackhawks this season, Kane will have a historic year if he can keep playing at the level he is producing.

With so many critical players out of the Blackhawks lineup this season, Kane is being looked to even more than usual to help lead this team. It is hard to imagine a Blackhawks team without Kane leading the way for this franchise.

Let’s hope the Blackhawks can start winning some more games to make their record a little more respectable. Here are a few Kane milestones to watch for in the coming weeks.

  1. Kane is six goals away from hitting 400 in his career.
  2. Kane is 16 games away from playing in his 1000th NHL game.
  3. Kane is 25 games away from passing Bob Murray for sixth all-time on the Blackhawks game played list.
  4. Kane is 13 goals away from passing Steve Larmer for third all-time on the Blackhawks goals list.