Patrick Kane at 1,000

On Tuesday night in Dallas, Patrick Kane will skate in his 1,000th career regular season game.

Let’s dig into his historic career for a moment, shall we?

First, how does Kane’s career to date compare with the best American players of all-time?

Between the 1989-90 season and 2002-03, Mike Modano skated in 1,025 regular season games. He scored 444 goals with 618 assists for 1,062 points. Kane has already passed Modano’s point production in 26 fewer games. Like Kane, all of Modano’s production in that stretch came for a single organization – but it was split between two cities. The North Stars moved to Dallas after the 1992-93 season, taking Modano with them.

Between the 1988-89 season and 2002-03, Jeremy Roenick skated in 1,062 regular season games. He scored 456 goals with 617 assists for 1,073 points. Kane has 63 games to come up with 13 points to catch Roenick’s total. Unlike Kane and Modano, Roenick put his numbers up in multiple sweaters; he spent eight years in Chicago before six in Phoenix and two in Philly.

For the sake of this discussion (because the NHL considers him American), Brett Hull appeared in 1,019 games between 1986-87 and 2000-01. He scored 649 goals with 534 assists for 1,183 points in whose 1,019 games – 123 more than Kane with 20 more games played.

Joe Mullen’s career ended at 1,062 games. Excluding his final season (1996-97), Mullen scored 495 goals with 546 assists for 1,041 points in 1,008 games.

Mullen won three Stanley Cup championships and the Lady Byng twice but didn’t win the Hart. Hull had one Stanley Cup ring and one Hart Trophy at home when he reached 1,000 games. Neither Modano nor Roenick won a championship or a Hart Trophy.

How does Kane’s career compare to the other leaders from the 2007 NHL Draft?

Kane will become the first player from the 2007 NHL Draft to reach 1,000 games played. Jakub Voracek is 66 games behind Kane in second.

Kane’s 400 goals rank first from his draft class as well. He’s 96 goals ahead of Dallas’ Jamie Benn, who he faces in his 1,000th game. Kane and Benn are the only skaters from 2007 to have eclipsed 300.

Kane’s 660 assists lap the field. Voracek ranks second in that category as well… 160 behind Kane. Only Kane and Voracek have reached 400.

And Voracek also holds down second place in total points from the 2007 NHL Draft with 710. Kane sits at 1,060 entering Tuesday night’s game (49 percent more than Voracek).

Kane’s Hall of Fame resume:

  • 1,060 points
  • 400 goals
  • 660 assists
  • 3 Stanley Cup championships
  • 2008 Calder Trophy winner
  • 2010 Olympic silver medal
  • 2013 Conn Smythe winner
  • 2015-16 Hart Trophy winner
  • 2015-16 Art Ross Trophy winner
  • 4-time All-Star

23 thoughts on “Patrick Kane at 1,000

  • March 9, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Like Seabrook, Keith, Toews, Sharp and Hossa, Kane will be one of those “legends” we tell our kids about! And Kane, Keith – and hopefully Toews- are not done being legends!
    Well done Patrick Kane! It’s a thrill to watch your magic when the puck is on your stick!

  • March 9, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Hard to believe its been a 1000 games already for him. Nice article.

  • March 9, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Hawks fans have been very fortunate to have Patrick Kane wear the Indianhead, and for 1,000 regular season games and 130+ playoff games.

    Patrick, it’s been a pleasure.

    And, oh by the way, keep up the good work – I hope to see you play a couple hundred more.

  • March 9, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Hey, ahhh, speaking of non-1000th game stuff. I’ve started to get a sense of a change in mindset – not only from others but from myself as well. The sense of urgency to win games to maintain our playoff position is more prevalent now than it was only a week ago. I think there’s a danger of losing the sense of awe and fun we’ve had when our focus has been on watching the young players develop right in front of us and even beyond our expectations. If our focus now transitions from “let the kids play” to “we need X number of points on this road trip” I think we’ve let our focus get carried away to a place it shouldn’t be yet. It’s OK to hope the team does well and makes the playoffs but team results should not supersede player development. The rebuild is not complete and we shouldn’t be setting the bar higher than it should be at this stage of the rebuild.

  • March 9, 2021 at 9:26 am

    “Kane’s 660 assists lap the field. Voracek ranks second in that category as well… 560 behind Kane. Only Kane and Voracek have reached 400.”

    How many assists does Voracek have? 560 behind Kane puts him at 100! Other than that, great article!!

  • March 9, 2021 at 9:56 am

    One of the greats of the game, blessed to have watched the 1st 1000 games hope to fortunate enough see another 500. Special player.

    EB don’t want go off topic but in response to your post. If the all forwards keep buying into make this team better defensively and all 6 defensemen keep activating to spark the offense, making every skater a big part of a 200 ft. game, i’ll be very pleased and the results will be what they will be.

  • March 9, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Hat Trick for Kaner tonight! Heard it here first.

  • March 9, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Best American born player and we have been fortunate enough to have been in the front row for the fantastic ride.

  • March 9, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Like to se that 2,000 points before 2,000 games as well. Lots and lots of yrs left.

  • March 9, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    ER/Ian – facing the pressure of a playoff race and hopefully succeeding is going to accelerate the young players’ development

    Making a playoff push and developing the kids are not mutually exclusive

    Where it would be a problem is if JC were to bench or scratch a young player to try and win a game – he already doesn’t play Boquist or Mitchell much if at all late in the third when they’re winning or tied and that’s OK in my mind although I’d like to see those two be given more of that type of responsibility moving forward and I think they will

    I’m actually not worried that the development of players will be sacrificed to make the playoffs – if they make it it’ll be with the young players playing key roles and that’ll be just great

    And congrats to Kaner – a special player indeed – I don’t think anyone in the league with the possible exception of Kucherov (and that would be a tie at worst), sees the ice as well as him and that includes McDavid and Crosby

    Kane doesn’t have the freakish physical gifts of McDavid or the strength skill combo of Crosby but he is so smart at seeing plays develop that no one else sees – for someone who was possibly better at it you’d have to go back to Gretzky

    Should be a good game tonight – DAL will be jacked to sweep this series

  • March 9, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Wrap agree, i’m sure the coaching staff will make best decisions around development while giving team best chance to win. As you say development has different looks and phases not just one. Maintaining the compete level and playing as a unit of 5 skaters the right way on the ice in both ends of the rink can be done regardless of wins and losses. If you listened to Bowman interview yesterday he talked about winning helping the buy in from players. Also mentioned that having good goaltending and hot pp as good base to build winning run around. Taking a page from his father who used that aporoach successfully as i mentioned before on different occasions.

    Looks like league going to announce draft will go ahead as scheduled, nhlpa issues too much to overcome even with alot of Gms wanting draft moved. Maybe even get some changes to lottery procedure, not sure if that would happen this year though.

  • March 9, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Wrap, my post wasn’t really a concern that Stan/Colliton will change course on the season, although that is a concern, it was more about us fans losing the magical feeling we’ve had with this season if we raise the bar of expectations from player development to team success.

  • March 9, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    EB teams that buy at tdl are looking to get better than than everybody else with an acquisition. With Blackhawks they would be looking to try and catch top teams, which should mean they are not in buyers category. Best chance to win with current roster is most likely the option.

  • March 9, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Ian – if the Hawks don’t trade Janmark at TDL he’s obviously still under contract to the Hawks and presumably would be on unprotected list for Seattle draft

    Knowing he’s UFA whenever free agency starts its doubtful the Kraken would claim him although I think they technically can take a certain number of UFAs (?)

    Then again technically the Hawks could resign him once free agency starts or even after the draft and before free agency

    Are there rules stopping that kind of manoeuvre? If not that would be a way to retain Janmark (if they want him) without having to protect him in expansion draft

  • March 9, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Wrap ufas aren’t part of expansion draft but rfas are. If they sign Janmark before draft he would be eligible otherwise not.

  • March 9, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Assume the reasoning is Seattle get same opportunity to sign them as everybody else in a few days after draft when fa opens.

  • March 9, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Thanks Ian – so they’d be wise to not sign him until free agency opens if they want him back

    I suppose he could get a better offer in free agency but I don’t they should sign him before the draft and then have to use a spot amongst the 7 protected forwards for him

  • March 9, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Tab, why do ipad iphone donot post here its like a half or more day delay.

  • March 9, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Beaudin on Nhl roster and Mitchell to taxi squad.
    Changes tonite

  • March 9, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Why do you dedicated posters to this site Railroad a great article about arguably one of the greatest players to ever wear the sweater ?
    Give the man his dues and respect !

  • March 9, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Watching game 27 vs Dallas.
    Three things apparent:
    1. Team defense is still horrendous and had not been corrected by coaching staff.
    2. Goaltending is starting to show leaks in the dam.
    3. The team is dangerously thin on defense as we saw when 44 was injured and 5 ejected. (27 is suspect and 16 is marginal at best).

    Hoping these glaring issues get addressed by the young coach and the Blackjack dealer Hockey Opps Director.

  • March 10, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Read darft was still on fro July and they are trying to make changes to lottery so DET doesnt get screwed again. Which will get teams to tank again.

    Going to 2 lotterys not 3 anymore.

    Can only win 2 lotterys every 5 yrs. So NYR are finnished until 2026 draft.

    Can only move up 10 spots at most. So when we went from 12 to 3 it would have been capped at 2 and 1 not eligible.

    DET must have inside guys to get league to do this.

    Tankathon is back with these changes

  • March 10, 2021 at 12:19 am

    I do like only 2 top 5 picks for any team every 5 yrs.

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