Patrick Kane is the greatest player in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Patrick Kane is one of the greatest players in the history of the NHL. He is already probably the best player in Chicago Blackhawks history which is saying something because there have been some outstanding players. He is also probably already the greatest American-born player to ever live.
Of all these players, Kane has been the most important. Like Keith and Toews, Kane won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs. Those are the three players who won it for the three Cups that they won. All of them will have their numbers retired at some point.
That isn’t where the career awards end for Kane. He has had an incredibly decorated career as that Conn Smythe Trophy is on his mantle with the three Stanley Cups, a Hart Trophy (league MVP), an Art Ross Trophy (scoring leader), and Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year).
He has 413 goals and 710 assists for 1123 points in 1064 games. Those are some incredible numbers for the regular season in addition to his playoff success. He will be in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot and retiring his iconic number 88 is a lock. The Blackhawks were so lucky to land Kane back in 2007.
These three players were an incredible trio that provided everything that the Hawks needed in a core. A top two-way center, elite defenseman, and an elite scoring winger supplemented by a roster filled with depth is the reason they did so much winning. It will be very special to see 2, 19, and 88 handing one day.