In breaking NHL news, Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane scored his 400th goal in Chicago tonight. Kane becomes the 100th player overall to achieve the milestone. He is also only the 10th American-born player to reach 400 goals. Brett Hull is the all-time leader among American-born goal scorers with 741.
Kane scored his 400th at 9:50 of the third period of Sunday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. It came on a wrist shot from around thirty feet out, beating Red Wings goalie Thomas Greiss. He was assisted on the historic goal by Alex Debrincat. His goal made the score five to one in favor of the Hawks.
Breaking NHL News: An Amazing Career
Kane, 32, was born in Buffalo, NY, and was drafted first overall in the 2007 draft by the Blackhawks. He began his NHL career during the 2007/08 season, and had 21 goals and 51 assists in his rookie season. He made the All-Rookie team and won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the Rookie of the Year.
Kane, an 11-time All-Star, was a leader of a Hawks team that won three Stanley Cups from 2010-1015. He scored the Cup-clinching goal in Game Six against the Philadelphia Flyers. He won the Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP in 2013. He also won a scoring title and was named the NHL MVP in 2016.
Patrick Kane is Chicago’s fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,054 points. He trails Stan Mikita (1,467), Bobby Hull (1,153), and Denis Savard (1,096). In terms of goals, he is also fourth in Blackhawks history, behind Hull (604), Mikita (541), and Steve Larmer (406). Given his age and excellent health, it would be no surprise if future breaking NHL news reports that he has become the Hawks’ all-time leading scorer.
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