Patrick Kane - Player of the Week
After reaching the 100 point plateau for the 1st time in his career, Patrick Kane is the NHLPA.com Player of the Week!
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Over the course of his career, Patrick Kane has always been a dynamic offensive talent and a consistent point-producer.
In 2015-16, Kane has taken his game to new heights.
The highly-skilled winger has had an incredible season for the Blackhawks. Right from the early stages of the season, Kane was accumulating points and leading the Hawks up the standings. His speed, puck control and shot are among the most effective in the league, and all of these skills have been on full display. He got out to a strong start in October with 14 points in the first month and he has led the league in scoring for most of the season. Ultimately, the Blackhawks winger has continued to prove that he is easily among the top-offensive hockey players in the game today. He displayed that skill this week when he reached the 40-goal and 100-point plateaus for the first time in his career. With his significant skill set and the highly-talented teammates he has in Chicago, this is likely not the last time that Kane will eclipse those offensive benchmarks in his career.
- 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
- Three-time Stanley Cup champion (2010, 2013, 2015)
- Five-time NHL All-Star (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
- Named RW for the NHL First All-Star Team (2009-10)
- 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 as NHL rookie of the year (2008)
- Has represented the United States several times on the international stage, including twice in the Olympics (2010, 2014); and he recently was included in Team USA’s initial roster announcement for the World Cup of Hockey 2016