Kane with the Blackhawks in December 2014
|Born||November 19, 1988
Buffalo, NY, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)|
EHC Biel (NLA)
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||1st overall, 2007
He was the first overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. On June 12, 2008 he won the Calder Memorial Trophy awarded to the best rookie player in the NHL beating out his Blackhawks teammate Jonathan Toews and Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom. He was the cover athlete for the video game NHL 10. He has also competed in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game. Kane was selected to compete with Team USA in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. On June 9, 2010 Patrick Kane scored the game-winning overtime goal which led the Blackhawks in winning their first Stanley Cup in 49 years which ended the longest Stanley Cup drought in the NHL.
Early career[change | change source]
Kane started his ice hockey career with the Cazenovia Chiefs, A team in his hometown of Buffalo. He also played for the West Seneca Wings, Buffalo Regals, and Depew Saints. When he was fourteen he played junior hockey for the USA Bobcats where he earned the title of MVP when he scored the most goals. He lived with former NHL player Pat Verbeek when he moved to Michigan at the age of fourteen while he played for the Honeybaked AAA hockey club of the Midwest Elite Hockey League. He stayed with the team for 3 years before the London Knights drafted him in the 5th round of the 2004 Ontario Hockey League Midget Draft.
Although he was drafted by the Knights in 2004, he did not play with them until the 2006–07 OHL season because he decided to play for the United States U-18 National Team Development Program. While he was part of the program, he led the team in scoring with 102 points during the 2005–06 season. During his OHL years, he played on a line along with future NHLers Sergei Kostitsyn and Sam Gagner. He passed 145 points to be awarded the OHL scoring title and also combined with Gagner and Kostitsyn for 394 points in the season. The Knights finished the post-season when they lost the OHL's Western Conference final to the Plymouth Whalers by a series best 4-1 in a 7 series loss. He finished his postseason with 10 goals and 21 assists which was a total of 31 points in 16 games.
NHL[change | change source]
Kane scored the overtime game-winning goal against Michael Leighton of the Philadelphia Flyers during Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals to win the Blackhawks their first Stanley Cup in 49 years which ended the longest Stanley Cup drought in the NHL.
On June 24, 2013, Kane won his second Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks after they defeated the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. Kane was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP.
Arrest & charges[change | change source]
On the night of August 9, 2009, Patrick Kane and his cousin were riding in a taxi and allegedly punched the taxi driver because he did not have the correct change. Kane and his cousin were charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and theft of services. He pleaded not guilty and apologized for the trouble he caused but pleaded guilty to noncriminal disorderly conduct charges.
Statistics[change | change source]
|2004–05||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||63||38||32||70||—||16||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||58||52||50||102||—||22||—||—||—||—||—||—|
International statistics[change | change source]
|Senior int'l totals||7||3||7||10||0||0|
References[change | change source]
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- "Blackhawks Star Patrick Kane The New Face Of EA Sports NHL 10". Chicago Blackhawks. http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=476779. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
- "Patrick Kane's overtime goal lifts Chicago to its first Stanley Cup title since 1961". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/10/AR2010061000105.html. Retrieved 2011-05-11.
- "Kane up to task of helping revive Blackhawks". NBC Sports. http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/22032435/. Retrieved 2011-05-11.
- "Patrick Kane OHL profile". OHL. http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/stats/player.php?id=4581. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Patrick Kane Named OHL Rookie of the Year". OHL. http://web.archive.org/web/20070709120007/http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/awards/?sub=&id=3666. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
- "Tavares wins Red Tilson Trophy as OHL's Most Outstanding Player". OHL. http://web.archive.org/web/20070927181903/http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/awards/?sub=&id=3613. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
- "Blackhawks' late goals stun Bruins to win Cup". NHL. http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2012030416. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
- "Chicago's Patrick Kane wins Conn Smythe Trophy as Stanley Cup playoff MVP". NHL. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=675063. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
- "Blackhawks Forward Patrick Kane Arrested in Buffalo". TSN. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=287230. Retrieved 2009-11-17.