|Assets:||Has exceptional hockey sense. Is as good as it gets in the playmaking department and he's a deadly shooter, too. Has superb stickhandling skills. Makes his teammates around him better. Is supremely confident in his abilities. Has a strong, explosive skating stride. Can play wing or center.|
|Flaws:||His smallish stature can hurt him in tight-checking games and against bigger opponents, and it can also lead to injuries. Is not as good without the puck as he is with it--he can be accused of playing perimeter hockey sometimes. Could use more strength.|
|Career Potential:||Elite playmaker with versatility.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2009-10 (Chicago)|
|NHL||Calder Memorial Trophy||2007-08|
|NHL||First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2007-08|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2011-12, 2010-11, 2008-09|
|Canadian Major Junior||Leading Scorer||2006-07|
|Canadian Major Junior||Rookie of the Year||2006-07|
|Canadian Major Junior||Top Draft Prospect||2006-07|
|OHL||Emms Family Award||2006-07|
|OHL||Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy||2006-07|
|OHL||Top Draft Prospect Award||2006-07|
|OHL||Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy||2006-07|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2006-07|
|Olympic Silver Medal||2010 (USA)|
|10/23/2012||Signed with EHC Biel (Switzerland).|
|12/28/2010||Missed 8 games (left leg injury).|
|12/26/2010||Left leg injury, injured reserve.|
|12/08/2010||Left leg injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/16/2010||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|12/03/2009||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-year contract extension.|
|4/22/2009||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|1/08/2009||Missed 2 games (sprained right ankle).|
|1/04/2009||Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.|
|7/25/2007||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/22/2007||Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round (1st overall) in 2007.|
Patrick Kane thinks he's grown as a player | 05/17/2013 8:45 AM
NewsPatrick Kane thinks his nomination for the Lady Byng Trophy is a reflection of how much he's grown as a player.
ImpactKane accumulated 52 penalty minutes as a rookie, but he's been cutting down on the bad penalties. This year he only ended up with eight penalty minutes in 47 contests. "Any time you're up for an award it's exciting," he said. "I thought I had a chance at this one. It kind of speaks volumes in how my game's gone since my rookie season. I took a lot of unnecessary penalties and I got that out of my game. It's an honor for sure." Most fantasy owners are in the unusual position of actually benefiting from penalty minutes, but Kane staying out of the sin bin certainly helps his team.
Patrick Kane is a Lady Byng finalist | 05/16/2013 10:25 AM
NewsPatrick Kane has been nominated for the Lady Byng award.
ImpactKane had 55 points and eight penalty minutes in 47 games. That's a career-low for him in terms of PIM and down from 40 in 2011-12.
Kane, Toews not among finalists for Hart | 05/10/2013 2:26 PM
NewsPatrick Kane and Jonathan Toews weren't selected as finalists for the Hart Trophy.
ImpactKane led the Hawks with 55 points in 47 games, which placed him fifth in the league's scoring race, while Toews had 48 points and a plus-28 rating over 47 contests. Chicago finished with the best record in the NHL, but Hart nominees Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and John Tavares are very deserving finalists.
Patrick Kane wants to see series end Thursday | 05/09/2013 9:01 AM
NewsPatrick Kane doesn't want to see this series head back to Minnesota for a Game 6.
ImpactChicago has a chance to secure its place in the second round with a victory tonight. "That's right where our minds are at right now: take advantage of the situation," Patrick Kane said. "We've put ourselves into a good spot; coming back home, it's an exciting opportunity for us. Tomorrow should be a good challenge. I'm sure they'll come out with their best game but it's definitely a good opportunity to close out here at home." Only one of the last four Presidents' Trophy winners have advanced past the first round, so the Blackhawks are also on the brink of defying a recent trend.
Patrick Kane scores in win Friday | 04/26/2013 11:19 PM
NewsPatrick Kane potted a goal in the Hawks' 3-1 win over the Flames Friday night.
ImpactAfter a disappointing 2011-12 campaign, Kane's consistency has been remarkable this season. He has a whopping 55 points in 47 games in 2013.
Patrick Kane collects three points Wednesday | 04/25/2013 12:27 AM
NewsPatrick Kane recorded three points for the Chicago Blackhawks, who won the Presidents' Trophy by beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Wednesday.
ImpactKane scored a goal and two assists to push his season points total to 54. He has as many tallies as Jonathan Toews (one goal tonight) in 2013: 22.
Patrick Kane (illness) will dress Thursday | 04/03/2013 3:49 PM
NewsPatrick Kane didn't practice Wednesday because of an illness.
ImpactHowever, he is expected to play in Thursday's home game versus the St. Louis Blues.
Patrick Kane scores in win Monday | 04/01/2013 11:26 PM
NewsPatrick Kane potted a goal in the Hawks' 3-2 shootout win over the Predators Monday night.
ImpactAfter a disappointing 2011-12 campaign, Kane's consistency has been remarkable this season. He has a whopping 43 points in 35 games in 2013.
Patrick Kane is unstoppable right now | 03/29/2013 11:18 PM
NewsPatrick Kane sniped the only goal in the Blackhawks' 2-1 setback against the Ducks on Friday night.
ImpactKane's torrid stretch continues. The forward now has points in eight straight games and 15 points during that stretch. Altogether, Kane has 18 goals and 42 points on the year. Marcus Kruger chipped in with the helper.
Kane adds two assists to team-leading 41 pts | 03/26/2013 11:34 PM
NewsPatrick Kane added two assists to his team-leading 41 points in Chicago's 2-0 victory over Calgary on Tuesday.
ImpactKane now sits tied for third in the league in scoring, behind Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. He's been a stud in all categories aside for PIMs, and there's no reason to believe he'll slow down as the season winds down. Continue riding the speedy sniper. Nick Leddy and Brent Seabrook recorded the goals for Chicago.
Patrick Kane may be double-shifting for Hawks | 03/23/2013 11:09 AM
NewsPatrick Kane's days of double-shifting might not be over.
ImpactThe superstar right winger could see more double duty when the Blackhawks face the Kings on Monday night as Marian Hossa remains sidelined with an upper-body injury that a source said is to his shoulder. "(Hossa's) doing all right," Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said after practice Friday. "Hopefully he'll get on the ice on Sunday. He's progressing."
Hawks' Patrick Kane leads the West in scoring | 03/22/2013 8:14 AM
NewsPatrick Kane is currently the leading scorer in the Western Conference with 38 points (16 goals, 22 assists) in 30 games.
ImpactThe top-four slots belong to a pair of Pittsburgh Penguins - Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz - and Steve Stamkos and Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kane has played responsibly defensively as well this season and owns a plus-11 rating. "I feel that if I can work hard to get the puck back, I can do more things when I have the puck, that I can make a lot of plays," he said. "Just trying to work hard defensively not for my own sake, but maybe to show some other guys on the team that if you work that hard defensively, you can get chances the other way. And it's a big part of our team game."
Patrick Kane dejected after loss to Ducks | 03/21/2013 9:31 AM
NewsChicago superstar Patrick Kane, who has had a terrific season, was extremely disappointed after he and the Blackhawks squandered a lead in the third period and dropped a 4-2 decision to the Ducks in Anaheim Wednesday night.
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ImpactChicago has lost just twice this season when leading after two periods. Both of those losses came against the Ducks. "It's not fun," said Kane, who was on the ice for all of the Ducks' goals and registered a -4 rating on the night. "It was a tough game for us to lose. We had the lead. It's not something we've done this year."
Patrick Kane has a frustrating night | 03/21/2013 12:52 AM
NewsPatrick Kane might rank among the most frustrated Chicago Blackhawks after a 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.
ImpactDespite collecting an assist, Kane probably would like to have tonight's game back. He registered a -4 rating, meaning he was on the ice for every Ducks goal. He also had a little skirmish with Saku Koivu at the end of the game.
Patrick Kane knows Ducks can't be dismissed | 03/20/2013 8:17 AM
NewsPatrick Kane knows that the Anaheim Ducks can't be taken lightly.
ImpactThe Ducks rank second in the Western Conference and will face Chicago on Wednesday. "They're a good team. As well as we've been playing they've been right there, hiding in the shadows, having a great season, too," Kane said. "If we weren't having the year we're having, there'd be focus and attention on them. They're a big team, and it'll be a great test for us." The Ducks have been able to fly under the radar a bit from a national perspective because of Chicago's historic points streak. However, they've both been juggernauts in the Western Conference this season and right now look like the two Western teams to watch in the playoffs.
Patrick Kane double shifts in victory | 03/19/2013 7:01 AM
NewsPatrick Kane played a team high 22:30 minutes on Monday as he was double-shifted once Marian Hossa left the game with an upper body injury.
ImpactIt was the fourth most time that Kane has played this season and his goal and two helpers give him 37 points on the season including 10 in his last four games. "(Kane) didn't mind," coach Joel Quenneville said. "I asked him a couple of times when he looked like he might have been out of breath and a couple of times he even laughed at me for asking him the question. He likes to go and he had the puck a lot." Kane is a must start in all fantasy pools, unless you are in an enforcer pool.
Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews lead Hawks again | 03/18/2013 11:37 PM
NewsPatrick Kane scored a goal and added two assists in the Chicago Blackhawks' 5-2 victory over the Avalanche in Colorado Monday night.
ImpactNot to be outdone, Jonathan Toews equalled Kane's outing with a goal and two assists himself. Both of the Hawks' superstars were also +3 on the night. For Kane, the goal was his 16th of the season while his assists were his 20th and 21st. Toews scored his 14th goal of the season and picked up his 14th and 15th assists. Brent Seabrook had a goal and an assist for Chicago and Jimmy Hayes (his first of the season) and Andrew Shaw chipped in with a goal each.
Blackhawks get a couple of days off | 03/12/2013 7:47 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks are taking a couple of days off practice this week.
ImpactThey took Monday off and will also be off the ice on Tuesday. "It's big for us, for sure," Kane said. "To have a few days to just relax before going on the road again, it'll be good to regroup and get away from the rink for a few days and then get back at it when we go to Columbus." The Blackhawks start a four game road trip in Columbus on Thursday.
Patrick Kane's three points not enough | 03/10/2013 10:08 PM
NewsPatrick Kane potted two goals and added an assist for Chicago in a 6-5 loss to the Oilers on Sunday.
ImpactThe Blackhawks trailed in this game 4-0 at one point so it's no surprise that Kane, probably their best player this season, carried them back, even if the comeback fell short. Marian Hossa also chipped in with a goal and an assist while Brent Seabrook and Sheldon Brookbank were the other goal scorers in the loss.
Patrick Kane helps Chicago extend streaks | 03/03/2013 4:26 PM
NewsPatrick Kane helped the Chicago Blackhawks steal a 2-1 shootout win in a heated Sunday game against the Detroit Red Wings.
ImpactKane had the game-tying goal and also collected the shootout winner. The American-born winger has improved his season totals to 11 goals and 26 points in 22 games, adding nice peripherals in plus/minus (+10) and shots on goal (60).
Patrick Kane gets an assist Friday | 02/23/2013 10:52 AM
NewsPatrick Kane registered an assist on Friday.
ImpactThat gives Kane sole possession of fourth place in the NHL's scoring race with 23 points in 17 games. Kane's consistency has been remarkable this season. He's only been held off the scoresheet twice.
Patrick Kane's been consistent in 2013 | 02/22/2013 10:15 AM
NewsPatrick Kane has only been held off the scoresheet twice this season.
ImpactKane has nine goals and is in a four-way tie for fourth in the league with 22 points in 16 games. If he cools down as the season goes on, it won't be significantly. Kane should put up at least a point-per-game.
P. Kane got a chance to play with Thornton | 02/15/2013 10:03 AM
NewsPatrick Kane has new found respect for San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton after getting a chance to play with him during the lockout.
ImpactThe two were on HC Davos for the Spengler Cup. "(Thornton's) really a good guy," Kane said. "I enjoyed my time with him. You gain a lot of respect just playing with a guy like that." The two will battle on Friday when the Blackhawks host the Sharks.
Patrick Kane is on a 7-game point streak | 02/13/2013 9:41 AM
NewsPatrick Kane registered an assist on Tuesday.
ImpactThat brings an end to Kane's goal streak, but he's still registered at least one point in seven straight games. It took Kane just 13 games to reach the 20-point mark and he currently ranks second in the league's scoring race.
Patrick Kane on five game goal scoring streak | 02/12/2013 8:08 AM
NewsPatrick Kane has goals in each of his last five games and has seven goals and ten points in his last six games.
ImpactKane is second in league scoring with 19 points, four behind the Sabres Thomas Vanek who has been outstanding this season. Kane has only been held off the scoresheet once in 12 games and has taken his game to the next level. He is a must start in all formats of fantasy hockey with the exception of an enforcer pool.
Patrick Kane is NHL's first star of the week | 02/11/2013 1:42 PM
NewsPatrick Kane has been named the NHL's first star of the week.
ImpactKane had five goals and six points in three games last week. He's only been held off the scoresheet once this season and now has 19 points in just 12 contests.
Patrick Kane continues hot streak with goal | 02/10/2013 11:51 PM
NewsPatrick Kane scored his ninth goal of the campaign as the Blackhawks shut out Nashville by a score of 3-0 Sunday.
ImpactThe former first overall selection is off to the best start of his career as he and his teammates are red-hot. Jonathan Toews and Marcus Krueger also got their names on the scoresheet in the victory.
Chicago's Patrick Kane drawing MVP talk | 02/09/2013 4:41 AM
NewsBlackhaws star Patrick Kane is second in the NHL in points with eight goals and 10 assists through 11 games, including seven points in his past three.
ImpactHe has been the best player on the best team in the league, and he has paid more attention to his defensive responsibilities than perhaps ever before, fully buying into the Hawks' defense-begets-offense mentality. He's having a Hart Trophy-type season. ``He's been good right from the first period in L.A. when he scored,'' teammate Patrick Sharp said. ``[The MVP] is a decision you guys make as media, but I know how valuable he is as a linemate and as a teammate and even a friend off the ice.''
Patrick Kane is playing without mouth guard | 02/08/2013 10:34 AM
NewsPatrick Kane has been playing without a mouth guard this season.
ImpactIt started when Kane decided to spend the lockout in the Swiss League. "They didn't have one for me when I got to Switzerland," said Kane. "I could have gone to the dentist and got one, but I forgot all about it. When I came back here, (the Hawks) had some for me to try, but it just kind of felt weird in my mouth." Kane said the mouth guard could be a distraction at times, although he hasn't ruled out the possibility of using one in the future. Meanwhile, he has eight goals and 18 points in 11 games.
Three points for Patrick Kane in Hawks' rout | 02/08/2013 12:43 AM
NewsStar forward Patrick Kane scored two goals and added an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-2 rout of the Coyotes in Phoenix Thursday night.
ImpactKane's goals, his seventh and eighth of the season, were both produced on power plays in the first period. Kane also assisted on a Dave Bolland goal in the first period. It was Bolland's fourth goal of the season. The Hawks led 4-0 after the first period, with Viktor Stalberg opening the scoring with his third goal of the season. Jonathan Toews (fifth) and Bryan Bickell (second) scored for Chicago in the second period. Stalberg assisted on Bickell's goal to give him two points on the night. Patrick Sharp also had a nice night for the winners with three assists, giving him nine on the season.
Kane extends goal streak to three games | 02/06/2013 2:21 AM
NewsPatrick Kane continued his torrid start, as he recorded two goals in Chicago's 5-3 victory over San Jose on Tuesday night.
ImpactKane scored the game winning goal in the second period and added an empty netter. He has goals in three straight contests, and 15 points in 10 games this season. Kane should continue to thrive so long as Chicago keeps it going. Jonathan Toews also had a strong game, with two assits and five shots on goal.
Kane comes up big again for Hawks | 02/03/2013 7:33 AM
NewsPatrick Kane's big night on Saturday included a goal, an assist on the game-tying goal with three seconds left in regulation and the shootout winner in Chicago's 3-2 win over Calgary Saturday night.
ImpactKane is tied for sixth in league scoring with four goals, nine assists and 13 points.
Kane scores in losing effort | 02/02/2013 3:19 AM
NewsPatrick Kane netted his third goal of the season Friday night but couldn't connect in the shootout as Chicago lost 2-1 to Vancouver.
ImpactKane is off to a quick start this year with 3 goals, 8 assists and 11 points in just 8 games.
Patrick Kane gets an assist Wednesday | 01/31/2013 9:50 AM
NewsPatrick Kane registered an assist in Chicago's 3-2 shootout loss Wednesday.
ImpactKane has recorded at least a point in six of seven contests this season. He has two goals and 10 points already. After a disappointing 2011-12 campaign, it wouldn't be surprising to see him bounce back and maintain a point-per-game pace in 2013.
Hawks' Patrick Kane displaying new demeanor | 01/26/2013 11:36 AM
NewsAccording to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Patrick Kane has done some "soul searching" and is displaying a new demeanor in the dressing room,and on the ice early this season - and the Blackhawks have been the beneficiary.
Impact"In short," Kuc writers,"the 24-year-old appears to have dedicated himself toward making the most of his considerable hockey talents. . .Kane's workman-like approach has resulted in a fast start offensively as the winger has two goals and five assists during the Hawks' four victories to open the NHL campaign, the franchise's best record to start a season since 1972-73 season. Using his uncanny vision and instincts for the game, Kane has been dangerous every time he has stepped on the ice as his no-look, backhanded pass to Marian Hossa in overtime showed against the Stars on Thursday night that resulted in Hossa's game-winner in the 3-2 victory."
Patrick Kane gets two assists Thursday | 01/25/2013 10:49 AM
NewsPatrick Kane registered two assists in Chicago's 3-2 overtime victory on Thursday.
ImpactKane has two goals and seven points in just four games. His fast start has been a big part of Chicago's 4-0-0 run this season. Look for him to manage a point-per-game pace this season.
Kane: You can't think about hot start much | 01/24/2013 9:31 AM
NewsPatrick Kane doesn't want to get too excited over the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-0-0 start.
Impact"It's a good start but you can't think about it too much," Kane said. "One of the things about this season is you're playing so many games in a short amount of time so it's almost like you win one, 'all right, think about the next one.' If you keep doing that you're going to have a good recipe for success." The Blackhawks will try to maintain their momentum on Thursday in a match against the Dallas Stars. After that they will play Columbus on Saturday and Detroit on Sunday.
Kane continues hot start in 3-2 win | 01/23/2013 12:56 AM
NewsPatrick Kane continued to build on his hot start, tallying a goal in Chicago's 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday.
ImpactKane was adamant that his stint in Switzerland would benefit him when he returned for the lockout shortened season. So far, he seems to be right. Kane has two goals and five points in three games this season, and has led the Blackhawks to their first 3-0-0 start since 1972. Fantasy owners should continue to ride #88.
Patrick Kane optimistic about power play | 01/20/2013 11:34 AM
NewsPatrick Kane is optimistic about how the Blackhawks' power play looked Saturday.
ImpactThe unit went 1-for-5, scoring on a 5-on-3 situation. Chicago was 25th in the league in power play efficiency despite possessing some pretty skilled forwards. "We have to get a little chemistry and move it around a little bit," Kane said. "It's a good start. Hopefully, it will come better than last year. With the focus we have on it this year and how important it's going to be, it's definitely something we need to improve, and I think we will throughout the year."
Patrick Kane excited to get things started | 01/18/2013 8:24 PM
NewsSpeaking for the entire NHL universe, Patrick Kane said he's excited to get the season started.
ImpactThe Blackhawks open up against the defending-champion Kings on Saturday in what should be an immediate measuring stick for them. "It's exciting," winger Patrick Kane said. "It's kind of been a long time waiting but I think we're all excited to be here in L.A. and start the hockey season. It's a big game for us to start, especially against a good team that had a successful season last year. We just want to get the season off the right way and make sure we come out flying."
Patrick Kane is happy with his conditioning | 01/11/2013 10:54 AM
NewsPatrick Kane thinks that his stint in Switzerland will be a benefit to him going into the shortened season.
Impact"I think it's going to be big for me," Kane said. "Before I came back, I played eight games in 10 days, or something like that. At one point, it was five in five nights. It was really good for my conditioning and skating and everything, and you're playing on a bigger ice. I'm glad I did it. It was a good experience, and hopefully it'll help during the season." Kane had 13 goals and 23 points in 20 Swiss games. Look for him to be about a point-per-game player in 2013.
Kane thinks Chicago needs to work on PP | 01/10/2013 3:39 PM
NewsPatrick Kane thinks that the Chicago Blackhawks need to work at being more successful with the man advantage this season.
Impact"Even just looking at a couple years ago on the Stanley Cup [run], my point production was pretty much the same 5-on-5 as it was last year, but the power play was about 20 more points," he said. "It's a huge part of our offense, and obviously last year it wasn't very good. It's probably one of the reasons we didn't do as well throughout our season. It's something we'll have to fix a little bit." Chicago ranked near the bottom of the NHL with their power-play success rate last season. They weren't anything special with the man advantage during the 2009-10 regular season, but they had an impressive 22.5% success rate in the 2010 postseason en route to winning the Stanley Cup.
Trade Patrick Kane, Chicago writer suggests | 01/08/2013 9:33 AM
NewsPatrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks may be perceived as a superstar by most but Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Rosenbloom suggests the high-profile forward would be good trade bait with the shortened NHL season about to begin.
Impact"Condensed seasons create some sloppy play," Rosenbloom writes."Mistakes come from fatigue. Special teams become vital. If (Jonathan) Toews or (Marian) Hossa suffers a concussion again -- and I think it's unavoidable for at least one of them -- then the Hawks' penalty killing could cost them games. The lack of total top-end talent could cost them a playoff spot.That's why you have to think about trading Kane. I know he has wondrous puck skills at times, and I know he is a fan favorite. This has nothing to do with the face of the franchise laying face-down on a bar. This has everything to do with making the team better by getting a quality player at a more important position. The angry post-lockout environment could be a great time to deal him, too."
Patrick Kane helps Biel best Tigers | 01/05/2013 5:28 PM
NewsPatrick Kane had a goal and an assist in Biel's 5-4 victory over Tigers.
ImpactKane has 13 goals and 23 points in 20 Swiss games this season. His time in Switzerland should give him an edge over some of the other locked-out NHLers if the season is saved.
|4/27/2013||Chi||StL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||2||3 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Mar 10||2|
|Assists||2||8 times-last:at Edm||last:Apr 24||3|
|Points||3||5 times-last:at Edm||last:Apr 24||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||4 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 19||6|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Col||Mar 18||3|
|Power Play Goals||2||at Phx||Feb 7||1|
|Power Play Points||2||4 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Apr 20||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||47 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Apr 26||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||47 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Apr 26||0|
|Shots||6||3 times-last:at Van||last:Apr 22||7|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2011-12 (Chi)|
|Penalty Minutes||52||2007-08 (Chi)|
|Power Play Goals||13||2008-09 (Chi)|
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