On February 19 in Buffalo, Patrick Kane scored his 20th goal of the 2016-17 season. In doing so, Kane reached the 20 goal plateau for the tenth consecutive season.
On Sunday night against the Avs, Jonathan Toews scored his 20th goal of the 2016-17 season. In doing so, the Blackhawks’ captain also reached the 20 goal plateau for the tenth consecutive season.
When Toews joined Kane in accomplishing the feat, they became only the sixth pair of teammates to have overlapping streaks of 10 seasons. They are the second pair of Blackhawks on the list.
Here’s the all-time leaderboard for dynamic duos in NHL history:
- 11 – Stan Mikita & Bobby Hull – Chicago Blackhawks – 1961-62 to 1971-72
- 11 – Gordie Howe & Norm Ullman – Detroit Red Wings – 1957-58 to 1967-68
- 11 – Yvan Cournoyer & Jacques Lemaire – Montreal Canadiens – 1967-68 to 1977-78
- 10 – Jonathan Toews & Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks – 2007-08 to 2016-17
- 10 – Mark Messier & Jari Kurri – Edmonton Oilers – 1980-81 to 1989-90
- 10 – Mike Bossy & Bryan Trottier – New York Islanders – 1977-78 to 1986-87
In addition to being on this incredible list of Hall of Fame teammates, Kane and Toews are only the fifth and sixth Blackhawks to individually score 20 or more goals in 10 consecutive seasons. The other four: Stan Mikita (14), Bobby Hull (13), Steve Larmer (11) and Denis Savard (10)
Kane is the first American-born player in NHL history to score 20 or more goals in each of his first 10 seasons.