Kane with the Chicago Blackhawks in December 2014
November 19, 1988 |
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||1st overall, 2007
Patrick Timothy Kane II (born November 19, 1988), is an American professional ice hockey right winger for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Blackhawks selected him with the first overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Kane won his first Stanley Cup in 2010. He won his second Stanley Cup in 2013 and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs. Kane won his third Stanley cup in 2015 as the Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kane also represented the United States at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.
Minor and junior
When Kane was fourteen, he played junior hockey for the USA Bobcats, scoring many goals and earning the title of MVP. Kane relocated to Michigan where he lived with former NHL player Pat Verbeek, having been convinced to play for the Honeybaked AAA hockey club in Detroit. The club is a part of the Midwest Elite Hockey League. Kane's career with Honeybaked lasted for 3 years.
The London Knights drafted Kane in the 5th round (88 overall) in the 2004 Ontario Hockey League Midget Draft, but he did not choose to play for the Knights until the 2006–07 season. Instead, Kane played for the United States U-18 National Team Development Program (NTDP), where he led the team in scoring with 102 points during the 2005–06 season. Playing on a line with Sergei Kostitsyn and Sam Gagner the following season with London, he amassed 145 points for the OHL scoring title and combined with Gagner and Kostitsyn for 394 points.
Kane and the Knights finished the post-season by losing in the OHL's Western Conference final to the Plymouth Whalers in a 4–1 best of 7 series. He finished his postseason with 10 goals and 21 assists for a total of 31 points in 16 games.
Kane threw the ceremonial first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game on June 25, 2007 at Wrigley Field. Kane later joined Denis Savard, the Blackhawks' coach, in singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game". Kane also threw the first pitch at a Buffalo Bisons (AAA) game in August.
On July 25, 2007, Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon announced that they had signed the right winger to a three-year contract. Kane made his NHL debut on October 4, 2007 against the Minnesota Wild, and had his first assist and first shootout goal, a game-winner, two days later against Dominik Hasek of the Detroit Red Wings. On October 19, 2007, he scored his first NHL regulation time goal on José Théodore of the Colorado Avalanche. With a quick start to his rookie campaign, Kane was named the NHL Rookie of the Month for October on November 2, 2007, after tallying 5 goals and 11 assists in 12 games. On December 15, 2007, Kane and the Blackhawks visited the Buffalo Sabres for a regular season game. It was the first time Kane had come back to Buffalo as a pro hockey player. Kane received a special cheer from his hometown and a special ceremony was held before the game. The Blackhawks lost the game 3–1, with Kane scoring their lone goal. Kane finished his first NHL campaign atop the rookie scoring race with 72 points. On June 12, 2008, he received the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's best rookie player, finishing ahead of teammate Jonathan Toews and Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Bäckström.
The following season, Kane and Toews helped lead a rejuvenated Blackhawks team back to the playoffs. After recording 70 points in the regular season, Kane notched his first career hat trick in the 2009 playoffs against the Vancouver Canucks in the second round on May 11, 2009. The Blackhawks won the game 7–5, clinching their spot in the Western Conference Final for the first time since 1995. After the game, Kane told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was "fired up" after Canucks defenseman Willie Mitchell claimed that Kane "couldn't play five-on-five." He finished his first NHL playoffs with 14 points in 16 games as the Blackhawks were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals by the Detroit Red Wings.
In May 2009, the Chicago Tribune reported that Kane would be the cover athlete for EA Sports' NHL 10. In the final season of his initial rookie contract, Kane signed a 5-year, reported $31.5 million extension to remain with the Blackhawks on December 3, 2009. The deal was announced simultaneously with contract extensions to both Toews and defenseman Duncan Keith as well.
In the 2009–10 season, Kane finished with a career-high 88 points to rank ninth in the NHL in scoring. On June 9, 2010, Kane scored the overtime winner when he shot the puck under the pads of Flyers goalie Michael Leighton and into the net, winning the Blackhawks the Stanley Cup. The goal ended a 49-year Stanley Cup drought for the Blackhawks. It also made Kane the youngest player in NHL history to score a Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime, that title previously belonged to Bobby Orr in 1970. He was selected as an alternate captain for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game.
In the 2012–13 season, Jonathan Toews tied Patrick Kane for the team lead in goals with 23. Kane finished the season as the team leader in assists (32) and points (55). Kane notched his second career postseason hat-trick in the 2013 playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings in double overtime of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on June 8, 2013. That goal at 11:40 in double overtime advanced the team to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. It was Kane's second Stanley Cup Final appearance. The Blackhawks would wind up winning the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals in six games, and Kane contributed by scoring three goals (one in Game 4 and two in Game 5) to win the 2013 Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP. In addition, Kane was the first winger since Claude Lemieux in 1995 and the first number one overall draft pick since Mario Lemieux in 1992 to win the Conn Smythe.
Kane injured his left leg following a collision with Brenden Morrow in a game against the St. Louis Blues on March 19, 2014. He missed the remainder of the regular season but returned in the postseason. Kane returned in time to play in the post-season, where he recorded a team-high 20 points in 19 games with eight goals and 12 assists. As part of that run, on May 2, 2014, in Game 1 of Blackhawks' Western Conference Semifinals, Kane scored two goals, including the game-winning goal while coining his nickname "Showtime". On July 9, 2014, the Blackhawks announced that Kane and Jonathan Toews had both signed eight-year contract extensions, set to start running on July 1, 2015, with an annual average value of $10.5 million.
In the 2014–15 season, Kane emerged as one of the NHL's leading scorers. He was elected to the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio. He tallied 64 points with 27 goals and 37 assists through the regular season. He injured his left clavicle on February 24, 2015, after he was cross-checked into the boards while stumbling towards the ice by Alex Petrovic in a game against the Florida Panthers. Kane underwent surgery and was expected to miss 12 weeks. At the time of his injury, he was leading the NHL in points. He recovered earlier than initially projected, however, and returned to the Blackhawks at the start of the 2015 playoffs. Head Coach Joel Quenneville moved Kane to the Blackhawks' top line alongside Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad after the Anaheim Ducks established a 3–2 game lead in the Western Conference Finals. The trio combined for nine points over the final two games and propelled the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Kane helped the Blackhawks defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning by assisting Duncan Keith's game-winning goal in Game 6 and scoring an insurance goal for his third Stanley Cup championship in six years. Kane finished the playoffs with 11 goals and 12 assists, tying Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson with a post-season-leading 23 points.
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for the United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
Kane has competed internationally for the United States. He first represented the United States in the 2006 IIHF U18 Championships, in which he led the tournament in scoring with 12 points (five goals and seven assists) in only six games played. His two points per game pace led the United States to the gold medal and earned him individual all-star team honors.
The next year, he moved onto the United States' U20 team at the 2007 World Juniors. He was one of only three players on the team playing major junior hockey. He continued his international pace with five goals and four assists in seven games to finish second in tournament scoring and, once again, garner an all-star team selection. His team did not perform as well as his U18 team, but they did manage to go home with the bronze medal. After making the NHL and being unable to play in the 2008 WJC due to professional commitments with the Chicago Blackhawks, he played in the 2008 World Championships. He posted 10 points (three goals and seven assists) in seven games as the United States finished fifth.
Kane was selected to represent the United States in the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, where he and the team won the silver medal. During the tournament he scored three goals and two assists in six games.
On October 24, 2012, Kane signed a contract to play for the Swiss club EHC Biel during the 2012–13 NHL lockout. In 20 NLA games Kane scored 13 goals and had 10 assists beside Tyler Seguin, the other lockout player in Biel. He played for HC Davos in the 2012 Spengler Cup. Kane represented the United States again in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. He missed two penalty shots in a loss against Finland in the bronze medal game.
During the offseason, he lives in Hamburg, New York in a house on the shores of Lake Erie, which he purchased in March 2012. While in Chicago, he lives in Trump International Hotel and Tower. He has an endorsement deal with Bauer Hockey.
Assault and theft charges
On August 9, 2009, Kane and his cousin, James M. Kane, were arrested in Buffalo. According to a police report, Kane was apprehended around 5:00 a.m. after allegedly punching cab driver Jan Radecki when he claimed to not have proper change for their trip fare. Kane and his cousin's cab fare came out to be $14.80, and they gave him $15.00.
Kane was charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and theft of services. He pled not guilty. On August 17, Kane apologized for the distress he caused, saying he had been "at the wrong place at the wrong time," and mentioned his family, the Chicago Blackhawks organization, and their fan base—but not Radecki. Kane and his cousin appeared before a grand jury on August 19. While they were cleared of any felony charges, the two were still indicted on less severe misdemeanor assault, theft and harassment charges. Kane and his cousin reiterated their not guilty pleas when appearing in court the next day. On August 27, Kane and cousin pled guilty to noncriminal disorderly conduct charges, and were both given conditional discharges, avoiding any penalties if they stayed out of trouble for a year, and also ordered to apologize to Radecki.
On August 6, 2015, The Buffalo News reported that Kane is the target of a sexual assault investigation by Hamburg, New York police for an incident that supposedly occurred between August 1 and 2. A local woman has alleged that Kane took her to his Hamburg home and raped her after meeting her in a downtown Buffalo nightclub.
The Hamburg police confirmed only that they are investigating a sexual assault case that occurred in Kane's home. As a result of the investigation, Kane was dropped from being the co-cover athlete on EA Sports' video game NHL 16. The woman accusing Kane and a witness were scheduled to appear before a grand jury on September 8, but the hearing was postponed by the district attorney.
On September 20, it was published by several news sources that the rape kit had come back negative for Kane's DNA showing "no trace of his DNA in her genital area or undergarments", but that his DNA was found under her fingernails and shoulders. The Buffalo News reported that "at least one other person's DNA was found in her genital region."
On September 23, Thomas Eoannou, the lawyer representing the accuser, brought forth tampering charges, after the bag for the rape kit administered to the woman was found on the doorstep of her mother's home, opened and empty. He added, "Something seriously has gone amiss. All we know is that the rape kit bag, which has been authenticated, ended up on the doorstep of the victim's mother’s house. God knows what happened to the evidence." John Glascott, the Erie County Commissioner of Central Police Services, denied these allegations by stating that all evidence in the investigation is accounted for and in the possession of the Erie County Central Police Services. On September 24, Thomas Eoannou withdrew from the case, stating he no longer believed the account provided by the mother and therefore was ethically obligated to withdraw from the case. The Erie County district attorney, Frank Sedita III, has alleged that the mysterious bag was an "elaborate hoax" by the accuser's mother.
On November 5, the Hamburg Police Department and the Office of the Erie County District Attorney stated that Kane would not be charged with rape. Their decision was based on inconsistencies between the accuser’s accounts and evidence collected by the police department. Per Sedita, the case will not be presented to a grand jury. Kane’s accuser previously signed a non-prosecution affidavit and abstained from seeking criminal charges against Kane.
Awards and achievements
- 2006 U18 All-Star Team
- OHL All-Rookie Team (2007)
- OHL First All-Star Team (2007)
- OHL Rookie of the Year (2007)
- CHL Rookie of the Year (2007)
- 2007 WJC All-Star Team
- NHL All-Rookie Team (2008)
- Calder Memorial Trophy (2008) – Rookie of the Year
- Second Star of the Week, December 20–26, 2009
- Third Star of the Month, December 2009
- 2010 Winter Olympics silver medal
- 2010 Stanley Cup champion
- Scored the Stanley Cup Winning Goal 2010
- 2010 First Team NHL All-Star
- THN's Pavel Bure Award (Best Shootout Shooter) (2013)
- Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP) 2013
- 2013 Stanley Cup champion
- First Star of the Month, November 2013
- First Star of the Month, December 2013
- Second Star of the Month, December 2014
- 4× NHL All-Star (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)
- 2015 Stanley Cup champion
Regular season and playoffs
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|2005–06||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||58||52||50||102||22||—||—||—||—||—|
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- Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane Statistics
|Awards and achievements|
|NHL first overall draft pick
|Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
|CHL Rookie of the Year
|Winner of the Calder Trophy
|EA Sports NHL Cover Athlete
|Conn Smythe Trophy winner