On Sunday night, in his hometown of Buffalo, Patrick Kane made NHL history.
Kane’s goal at 6:36 into the third period was his 20th of the 2016-17 season. In reaching that mark, Kane became the first American-born skater to score at least 20 goals in each of his first ten NHL seasons.
Appropriate that, on Hockey Day in America, Kane sets another record for American-born players.
Kane also tied Hall of Famer Denis Savard with the fourth-most 20-goal seasons in Blackhawks history.
On Feb. 10, Kane passed Tony Amonte to become the Blackhawks’ all-time leading American-born scorer.