Saturday night, Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane completed a season for the history books.
- Kane established personal highs in goals scored (46), assists (60) and points (106).
- Kane’s first goal on Saturday night was the 250th regular season goal of his career.
- Kane finished the year as one of only two Blackhawks players to appear in all 82 regular season games (Trevor van Riemsdyk).
- Kane’s 46 goals are the most by a Blackhawks player since Jeremy Roenick scored the same number during the 1993-94 season.
- The last Blackhawks player to lead the league in points was Stan Mikita in 1967-68.
- The last Blackhawks player to reach the 100-point plateau was Roenick, who had 107 points during the 1993-94 season.
- There have been only seven individual seasons in Blackhawks history that ended with more than 106 points. And only three men – Denis Savard (four times), Bobby Hull (once) and Roenick (twice) – have been better for a season than Kane was this year.
United States hockey history
- Kane is the first US-born player to win the Art Ross Trophy.
- The last US-born player to reach the 100-point plateau was Doug Weight, who posted 104 points with Edmonton 20 years ago.
- At 27, Kane’s 663 career points already rank 28th all-time among US-born players.
- Only four US-born players with at least 500 career points have averaged a point-per-game in their career: Pat LaFontaine (1.17), Brett Hull (1.10), Kane (1.01) and Joe Mullen (1.00).
- Kane finished 17 points ahead of Jamie Benn to win the Art Ross Trophy. Only once since the 2004-05 lockout has a player led the league by a margin that big (Sidney Crosby finished 17 points ahead of Ryan Getzlaf in 2013-14).
- In 2013-14, Crosby also won the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award.
- Kane’s 106 points is the highest league-leading total since Evgeni Malkin posted 109 in 2011-12.
2007 NHL Draft
- Kane ranks first from the 2007 NHL Draft class in points (663). He is 215 points ahead of the second-best career-to-date total from his draft year, Jamie Benn (448).
- Kane’s 251 goals are also tops from the 2007 NHL Draft, 59 ahead of Benn (192).
- Kane’s 412 assists also lead the 2007 NHL Draft class, 121 ahead of Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek.