Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews Make More History

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.

7 thoughts on “Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews Make More History

  • March 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Amazing accomplishment, two more years of that and they will stand alone in the record books, likely in perpetuity.

    As an aside, Larmer — at minimum — should have #28 retired, let alone Hall of Fame.

  • March 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    It’s odd that it’s happened only 6 times in the 100 year history of the NHL.

    Yep, the other 10 guys on the list are all in the Hall of Fame. Plus, T&K are the only duo to start the 10+ consecutive season streak in their rookie years.

  • March 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Pretty good considering each of these guys have missed 4+ consecutive weeks w/ injury over the years too. Gotta stay teammates and must stay relatively healthy.

    What’s the Cap Era record for consecutive playoff appearances?

  • March 21, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    We have had the Cap for 11 seasons prior to this

    Detroit has been to all 11
    Penguins 10
    Hawks 8
    Rangers 6
    Blues 5
    Ducks and Wild 4

    All these teams will make the playoffs this years except the Red Wings

  • March 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Lets not forget cap era harder and team goals per game to those yrs. Plus these guys got through the bottle neck with this on the lockout sch. season.

  • March 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Batman and Robin.

  • March 21, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Well if Bobby Hull had not left for the WHL that streak for Mikita/Hull would have gone on for a few more years. Bobby regretted leaving the Hawks. If he hadn’t left the hawks would have certainly won some Cups during the 70s. Although Bobby regretted the move it was squarely old man Wirtz who screwed that one up. He then went on to screw the hawks and hawk fans over for the next four decades. I hope he burns in hell.

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