It’s Friday, Nov. 19. Patrick Kane turns 33 today.
How old does it make you feel to realize that Patrick Kane is 33. And has become, in my opinion, the second-best player in the history of the Blackhawks.
Here’s where Kane currently ranks in the history of the Blackhawks:
- Games Played: 4th (1,041)
- Goals: 3rd (410)
- Assists: 3rd (695)
- Points: 3rd (1,105)
- Game-Winning Goals: 3rd (67)
The only player who ranks ahead of Kane in each of those categories is Stan Mikita, who will likely forever be the No. 1 player to ever wear the Indian head.
Kane was — and still is — the only player drafted No. 1 overall by the Blackhawks. That’s a big distinction, and heavy expectations came with him. He’s lived up to every ounce of the hype. We’ve been fortunate to watch the greatest American-born player in NHL history do his thing.