Player of the Week - Patrick Kane

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Patrick Kane is still in the early stages of his career, but the slick-skating and smooth-handed forward for the Chicago Blackhawks has certainly compiled an impressive resume to date. A two-time Stanley Cup champion, a Conn Smythe trophy winner, recipient of the Calder Trophy and back-to-back appearances for the United States at the Olympics, Kane is well on his way to cementing himself as one of the top-level hockey players in this current era.

Kane notched his 500th point on Sunday night this past weekend, quickly reaching a milestone point-production number that many players never achieve. The 500th point fittingly came in tandem with Jonathan Toews, assisting on the Blackhawks captains wrap-around goal in the second period. Add the winner to his impressive list of achievements.

Congrats to Patrick on his latest career milestone!

BIOGRAPHY

  • Born in Buffalo, New York on November 19, 1988
  • Drafted in the 1st round, 1st overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft
  • Is a three-time NHL All-Star (2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Named RW for the NHL First All-Star Team (2009-10)
  • Played two seasons with the U.S. National Development Team recording 172 points (90 goals, 82 assists) in 121 games
  • Scored the Cup-winning goal in Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final
  • Won the Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs in 2013
  • Won the Calder Memorial Trophy awarded as NHL rookie of the year in 2008
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