When Buffalo, NY native Patrick Kane came into the NHL as the League's first overall Draft pick in 2007, he had a lot of expectations on him to be a star. Almost seven years later, he hasn't disappointed. Starting with his silver medal-winning performance at the 2010 Vancouver Games, Kane has had a memorable four years since the last Olympics, starting with when he scored the overtime-winning goal in June, 2010 to clinch the Chicago Blackhawks their first Stanley Cup in 49 years. In 2013, Kane helped lead the Blackhawks to their second Stanley Cup in four seasons, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP along the way.
- Stanley Cup-winner in both 2010 and 2013.
- Was an NHL All-Star in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
- Won an Olympic silver medal in 2010.
- Won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year in 2007-08.
Things to know:
1. Wears jersey #88, which is the same year--1988--that was was born in.
2. When he scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime in 2010, he became the youngest person in NHL history to ever score a Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime. The youngest person to do the honors before him was Bobby Orr in 1970.
3. When he was a teenager, he played in a prestigious hockey program in Michigan called Detroit Honeybaked, where he lived with former NHL player Pat Verbeek.