Patrick Kane Wants To Finish His Career In Chicago

Patrick Kane has put together a career in Chicago that would put him on a Blackhawks Mount Rushmore. He’s 12 points behind Bobby Hull for second on the franchise’s all-time leaderboard. He’s one of only four players who have produced 1,000 points in the Indian head sweater: Stan Mikita, Hull and Denis Savard, all Hall of Famers, are the other three.

From this dynasty generation of Blackhawks, he has consistently been the most lethal offensive threat. And he’s done that for his entire career, since he became the first player selected No. 1 overall by the franchise.

So, with the new front office coming into shape and Kyle Davidson acknowledging that the team will re-enter a rebuild, obviously questions have come up about Kane’s tenure with the Blackhawks potentially coming to an end at some point.

He — like Jonathan Toews — has one year left on his deal that remains the biggest in franchise history by AAV. And with the team looking to turn the page into a new generation, a player who is still producing at the rate he is/does has strong trade value.

On Wednesday, the media asked Kane what he thought about his future. And he was pretty clear about it. He’d like to finish his career with the Blackhawks.

26 thoughts on “Patrick Kane Wants To Finish His Career In Chicago

  • March 2, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    THat is not as definitive of an answer as the headline makes out. He definitely leaves wiggle room to leave despite the fact his preference is to stay here.

  • March 2, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    trade him if he allows it or don’t resign him when the time comes. an aging, brilliant offensive player with no physical game who refuses to play defense is not a building block for the future.

  • March 2, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    88 ,a great franchise cornerstone benchmark player ! I’m Canadian and he has been so fantastic ! Similar to Larmer ! There are a lot of fans in Canada including my grandson that think he is a great Blackhawk ! I would hope they would sign him again to a new contract ! He still has some miles left on the rink ! POPS 4

  • March 2, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Sounds like he realizes his time is short with Blackhawks and would be willing to work with the team on a trade that works best for both sides.

  • March 2, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    @POPS – Yes, he really is Canadian! :-) I love how proud you are of being Canadian. I married a Canadian, and she’s true north strong and free!! Not happy about the truckers, but I digress!

    If Kane does not want to be traded, so be it! Keep him, let him go through the re-build for another year and then offer him de-escalating clauses in his contract as he ages. Start him out at $6.5M and take $1M off the contract every year after as a base, and allow him to make his $10M in bonuses if he meets games, points, playoffs, etc…

  • March 2, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Tommy the caphit is just an average of total money divided by years, his and Toews contracts now only pays 2m in salary next year after signing bonus is paid July 1st. Performances are only allowed on entry level contracts and age 35+ contracts, so wouldn’t apply to Kane.

  • March 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    He will probably be trade and come back later with the Hawks .
    I don’t think he would refuse to play …let say ..Rangers, Or another strong contender .Carolina or ?

  • March 2, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    @Ian – You are my capologist! You are seriously the smartest and most informed hockey person. I swear, I don’t really read any other hockey sites because you guys tell me all I need to know! Thanks Ian!

  • March 2, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    The title of this is Kane wants to finish his career in Chicago, and yet his statement clearly does not say that. Come on Tab……
    If the Hawks were smart….cough cough…they would not re-sign Toews, offer Kane a 2 or 3 year deal at 5 mil, make him S.Jones Captain….Kane is not a Strong leader, but maybe Jones isn’t either….hmmmm

  • March 2, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Was this before or after the meeting with Kane’s and Toews’s agent??

  • March 2, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    I would love if Kane could stay for his career. He’s always been a guy that works with the younger players. If not for Toews, he would be wearing the “C”. He learned a lot from Hossa on how to play a full game. It’s my opinion that his injury(s) and his frustration has caused his play to suffer. Although his points are there. His goal scoring is decidedly lower.

    If he does get traded, New York would be a great reunion with Panarin. Should he come back after his contract year is up and reunites with the Blackhawks to finish his career, that would also be great. POPS 4 eluded to Larmer. Wouldn’t it be ironic if Kane goes to the NYR and helps them win Lord Stanley’s Cup, like Larmer, but unlike Larmer, Kane comes back to finish with the organ-I-zation?

    Whatever he does, he has earned the respect and admiration of Blackhawk Nation. Let’s see how it plays out.

  • March 2, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    It would be a shame if he isn’t able to finish his career with the Blackhawks. Of all of the players from the dynasty teams of the 2010-2015 period, he continues to perform at a high level, brings out the fans and, the good news, he seems to want to be here. It appears he is drawn to the concept of going down as the best American player in NHL history and the highest scoring Blackhawk of all time and doing that with one of the original six. Watching him chase those records could be one important reason to keep watching the Hawks while they lose more than they win with the rebuild over the next few years.

  • March 2, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    The tone of Kane,s response seems to me that he is on the move. I would say the Rangers would definitely be the spot that he agrees to. Rangers have a ton of young assets tom make it happen.

  • March 2, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Kane has solid years left and is a king maker for whoever he plays with. I don’t think there is a year out that has the assets the Hawks would want for him. He can play defensively if needed , but that’s not what his role is on this team.

  • March 2, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    pops 4

    have to disagree with you on the larmer comparison. larmer gave 100% effort all over the ice every time he took the ice. cannot say the same for kane.

    larmer +203 in 1006 games. kane +41 in 1079 games. and kane played on vastly superior teams. a shame he rarely gave a good effort on the blackhawks side of the center line.

  • March 2, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Supposedly KD won’t trade MAF unless he wants to be moved

    So the anti-Stan is a different Stan

    If Vegas moved him we can move him

  • March 2, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Larmer played with Savard and Secord, Kane has never played with two line mates of that caliber. If he stays Kane will be the all time offensive leader in Chicago. The Hawks lost Bobby Hull sure as hell hope history doesn’t repeat itself with Kane.

  • March 2, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    If Kane wants to stay then he stays. With maturity he will definitely be helpful with the youngsters. Plus might help bring talented youngsters that might want to play with their idol. I would give him 6 to 7mil a year for 3 to 4 more years.

    Buyout Buyout Buyout. All this buyout talk is foolish. Look at MN. Look how long their buyout $$ is going to take to disappear. Instead eat some of the money and the money ends when the contract ends. Who wouldn’t want Murphy McCabe or Johnson at 2 to 2.5mil if the need was there.

  • March 2, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Thx Tommy

    JR obviously you don’t buyout somebody that you can move. So Murphy and McCabe aren’t buyout candidates as was mentioned. Connelly is definitely a buyout candidate with only a year left and a hard sell to move. T. Johnson just had a serious back operation, no guarantees what his level of play will be going forward, so if there is a big drop off and no trade interest in him, with only a couple of years left, maybe buyout becomes an option with him as well.

    Lots of buyouts happen around the league and work well, you can’t say they don’t, just because Minnesota made the 2 worst buyouts i remember, Geurin not trying to work out something there to help out the team is going to hurt that team for a quite some time.

  • March 2, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Think it was Tocchet saying Toronto could use MAF during intermission of Sea vs Nash.

    MFA for Mrazck, #1 and one of Engvall or Kase. We retain 3.5mil

  • March 3, 2022 at 7:08 am

    JR-Toronto has significant cap issues (4 players at 40 million), even with their current injury situation-and they love Campbell as much as any team loves one particular player-the thing is Campbell is such a team player he probably would genuinely welcome and support MAF.

    This is a huge year for Toronto.

  • March 3, 2022 at 7:55 am

    The Hawks will continue to be pretty much unwatchable for several more seasons. I’m also skeptical that this new Hawk braintrust will successfully complete the rebuild. It appears the team took the cheapest way they could to go forward. Looks like the apples didn’t fall far from the Arthur Wirtz tree.

  • March 3, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Honestly, one of the few things that has been exciting to watch this season (because I’m not watching the standings) has been Kane’s climb up the blackhawks all-time leader boards. He’s about to surpass Hull in probably the next few games. I’d love to see him take another contract for a few years and chase Mikita. 326 points is a lot, but it’d give me something to track for the next few rebuilding years! haha

  • March 3, 2022 at 9:15 am

    If the hawks keep Hagel, Debrincat, and Kane, I won’t really care what moves are made.

  • March 3, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Horrible Maf trade suggestion, mzarek is a distant #3, kase and engvall are 3 liners at best right now, and their number 1 pick will likely be around #20 given the standings right now

  • March 3, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Noonan I made the money fit for this year. I try and do that on the trades I concor up.

    Chichi all there prospects are barely 6′. The ones that are 6′ are 170 lbs. That’s why I went with Kase and Engvall.

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