Tonight the London Knights will retire Patick Kane’s number 88.
58 games. 62 goals. 83 assists. 145 points.
?CHL Rookie of the Year
?CHL Top Scorer
?NHL Rookie of the Year
?3x Stanley Cup Champion
— London Knights (@GoLondonKnights) January 13, 2020
Kane becomes the ninth player to have his number retired by London. The last? Fomer Blackhawks teammate David Bolland’s number 91 was retired in 2014.
London, ironically, selected Kane with the 88th overall selection in the 2006 draft. Kane joined the Knights for the 2006-2007 OHL season and spent just the one season with the team. He was named the CHL Rookie of the Year and CHL Top Scorer after scoring 62 goals with 83 assists for 145 points in only 58 games.
The Blackhawks made Kane the number one overall pick in the NHL Draft based on his performance with the Knights.
Here are the other numbers retired by the London Knights:
- Rob Ramage: 5
- Dino Ciccarelli: 8
- Darryl Sittler: 9
- Brendan Shanahan: 19
- Brad Marsh: 22
- Rick Nash: 61
- Dave Bolland: 91
- Corey Perry: 94