In 2010 Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks and was recognized as a hero by the city of Chicago. This year Kane was recognized by the NHL for his efforts throughout the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player during the playoffs.
Kane became only the 4th American born Smythe winner and second straight as Jonathan Quick won it last year. He scored nine goals and 10 assists during the playoffs.
His Game 5 efforts in the Western Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals with a hat trick and two goals, respectively were vital in the Hawks success.