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Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
163 lb (74 kg)
NHL Team Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality United States
Born November 19 1988 (1988-11-19) (age 21),
Buffalo, New York
NHL Draft 1st overall, 2007
Chicago Blackhawks
Pro Career 2007 – present

Patrick Kane (born November 19, 1988 in Buffalo, New York) is an American ice hockey player currently playing for the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks made him the first overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Kane went to St. Martin of Tours school and started his hockey career playing for the Cazenovia Chiefs in his home town of South Buffalo, NY. He then played for the Buffalo Saints. [1]

The London Knights drafted Kane in the 5th round of the 2004 Ontario Hockey League Bantam Draft,[2] but Kane did not choose to play for the Knights until the 2006-07 season.[1] Instead, Kane played for the United States U-18 National Team Development Program (NTDP) where he led the team in scoring with 102 points [3] during the 2005-2006 season. Kane's junior career started off with a bang. Playing on a line with Sergei Kostitsyn and Sam Gagner, he amassed 145 points for the OHL scoring title and combined with Gagner and Kostitsyn for 394 points.[1]

Kane participated in his first international tournament for the United States in the U-18 in 2006, where he helped the team win a gold medal [3]. He was then named to the U.S. squad for the 2007 World Jr. Hockey Championships where he was selected as one of the tournament's All-Stars. He was one of only 3 players on the team to be playing major junior hockey. He was tied for 2nd in scoring in the tournament. Patrick Kane and his London Knights finished the post-season losing in the OHL's Western Conference final to the Plymouth Whalers in a 4-1 best of 7 series loss. He finished his postseason with 10 goals and 21 assists for a total of 31 points in 16 games.

On April 27, 2007, Kane was announced as the winner of the Emms Family Award for the OHL rookie of the year.[3] He was also named runner-up to John Tavares for the Red Tilson Trophy as league MVP.[4]

Kane threw the Ceremonial first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game on June, 25, 2007 at Wrigley Field.[5] Kane later joined Denis Savard, the Blackhawks' coach, in singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game later during the day.[5] Kane also threw the first pitch at a Buffalo Bisons (AAA) game in August.

On July 25th 2007, Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon announced that they had signed Patrick Kane to a three year contract.[6]

He made his NHL debut on October 4, 2007 against the Minnesota Wild,[7] and had his first assist and first shootout goal, a game-winner, two days later against Dominik Hasek of the Detroit Red Wings.[8] On October 19, 2007, he scored his first NHL regulation time goal on Jose Theodore of the Colorado Avalanche.[9]

On November 2, 2007, Kane was named the NHL Rookie of the Month for October after tallying 5 goals and 11 assists in 12 games.

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
2005-06 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 58 52 50 102 22
2006-07 London Knights OHL 58 62 83 145 +42 52 16 10 21 31 +2 16
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL season in progress
OHL Totals 58 62 83 145 +42 52 16 10 21 31 +2 16

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Patrick Kane. OHL. Retrieved on 2007-06-23.
  2. 2007 Home Hardware CHL/NHL TOP PROSPECTS GAME Participant Bios. CHL. Retrieved on 2007-06-23.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Patrick Kane Named OHL Rookie of the Year. OHL. Retrieved on 2007-06-23.
  4. Tavares wins Red Tilson Trophy as OHL's Most Outstanding Player. OHL. Retrieved on 2007-06-23.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lai, Jerry, Chicago Blackhawks Gallery (June 25, 2007), Yahoo! Sports, Retrieved on July 7, 2007.
  6. Blackhawks sign 1st overall pick (July 25, 2007), Chicago Blackhawks official website, July 25, 2007.
  7. Associated Press. "Recap - Wild 1, Blackhawks 0", NHL, 2007-10-04. Retrieved on 2007-10-20. 
  8. Associated Press. "Recap - Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 3, SO", NHL, 2007-10-06. Retrieved on 2007-10-20. 
  9. Associated Press. "Recap - Blackhawks 5, Avalanche 3", NHL, 2007-10-19. Retrieved on 2007-10-20. 

External links

  • Patrick Kane's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • LondonKnights.com Bio
  • Kane Projected #1 2007 Draft
Preceded by
Erik Johnson
First Overall Pick in NHL Entry Draft
2007
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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