Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Patrick Kane
Patrick Kane was born November 19, 1988 in Buffalo, NY. Selected first overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, Kane honed his skills with the OHL's London Knights and the U.S. National Team Development Program.

An extremely skilled forward, Kane spent a pair of seasons with the U.S. National Team Development program before he joined the Ontario Hockey League in 2006-07. Upon his arrival in the OHL, Kane went on to capture the league scoring title by tallying 62 goals, 83 assists, for 145 points. He was awarded the league's "Rookie of the Year" award in his only season in the OHL.

After being drafted first overall by the Chicago Blackhawks, Kane saw action in six pre-season games and went on to play his first NHL game in Minnesota on October 4, 2007. Kane recorded 16 points in the month of October and went on to lead all NHL Rookies in points, powerplay goals, and power play points by the season's end. He also led the Blackhawks in points, assists, power play points and power play assists. Although the Blackhawks failed to miss the playoffs, Kane was one of the bright spots on the franchise's line-up. He was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy at the 2008 NHL Awards, beating out teammate Jonathan Toews and Washington's Nicklas Backstrom for the league's top rookie prize.

In 2008-09 the young Blackhawks team went on a surprising run in the Stanley Cup playoffs with Patrick Kane as their offensive catalyst. Kane scored 9 times in 16 playoff games before the Blackhawks were finally eliminated in the conference final by the Detroit Red Wings.

In February of 2010, Kane was part of the US Olympic team that brought home the silver medal in a thrilling overtime final at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Kane returned to Chicago looking to add more silver to his collection - The Stanley Cup.

In the 2010 playoffs, the Blackhawks survived a first round scare from the Nashville Predators, a hard fought battle with the Vancouver Canucks and steamrolled over the San Jose Sharks en route to the Stanley Cup Final where they would take on the upstart Philadelphia Flyers.

The Blackhawks would defeat the Flyers in six games, winning the franchise's first Stanley Cup since 1961. It was Patrick Kane who lived out a childhood dream by scoring the Cup-winning goal at 4:06 of the first overtime period.

In 2011-12 Kane's offensive numbers would dip. In 82 games for the Blackhawks hew would score just 23 times. The lowest since his rookie season. The following year, though the season was shortened due to the lockout, Kane would rekindle his scoring prowess. In 47 games he would match his previous year's total of 23 goals helping the Blackhawks capture the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's top team during the regular season.

During the playoffs, the Blackhawks would continue their dominant play. Though pushed to the limit by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round, they would prevail and eventually earn the fifth Stanley Cup title in franchise history.

In 2014 Kane would once again represent the United States at the Olympic Winter Games, helping his homeland to a fourth place finish.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Detroit Honeybaked MWEHL 70 83 77 160
2004-05 U.S. National Team Development Program U-17 23 16 17 33 8
2004-05 U.S. National Team Development Program NAHL 40 16 21 37 8 9 7 8 15 2
2005-06 U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 43 35 33 68 10
2005-06 U.S. National Team Development Program NAHL 15 17 17 34 12
2005-06 United States WJ18-A 6 7 5 12 2 +5
2006-07 London Knights OHL 58 62 83 145 52 +42 16 10 21 31 16
2006-07 United States WJC-A 7 5 4 9 42 +2
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 21 51 72 52 -5
2007-08 United States WC-A 7 3 7 10 0 0
2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 25 45 70 42 -2 16 9 5 14 12
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 30 58 88 20 +16 22 10 18 28 6
2009-10 United States Olympics 6 3 2 5 2 +4
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 73 27 46 73 28 +7 7 1 5 6 2
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 23 43 66 40 +7 6 0 4 4 10
2012-13 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 20 13 10 23 6
2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 47 23 32 55 8 +11 23 9 10 19 8
2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 69 29 40 69 22 +7 19 8 12 20 8
2013-14 United States Olympics 6 0 4 4 6 +2
NHL Totals 515 178 315 493 212 93 37 54 91 46


OHL All-Rookie Team (2007) OHL First All-Star Team (2007) OHL Rookie of the Year (2007) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2007) NHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Calder Memorial Trophy (2008) NHL First All-Star Team (2010) Conn Smythe Trophy (2013) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009, 2011, 2012) Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss), October 23, 2012.