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Enjoy Patrick Kane’s Most Incredible Moments from His 1,000 Games with the Blackhawks

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Tonight, before their contest with the Vancouver Canucks, the Chicago Blackhawks will honor Patrick Kane for playing 1,000 games in the Chicago sweater. I don’t know about you, but I have never personally witnessed a more extraordinary Blackhawks player in my lifetime. I’m 31 now, I was 17 when Kane was drafted in June of 2007, so Kane’s career has spanned about half of my life (and all of my adult life). I can’t even think about the Blackhawks without 88 skating on the right-wing every night, so thinking about him playing over 1,000 games so far makes me sad that we’re in the twilight of one of the greatest players in franchise history’s career.

But let’s not be sad today. Let’s be happy that the Blackhawks and Patrick Kane chose to wait and share this celebration with the fans, who weren’t in attendance last season during the pandemic, and take some gratification that they decided to do this against the Canucks. Vancouver was probably our most despised rival short of the Red Wings during the glory years of Patrick Kane’s time with the Blackhawks.

With an assist from the fantastic ‘This Day in Chicago Sports’ Twitter account, let’s get nostalgic this afternoon and take a look at 20 incredible moments in Patrick Kane’s career!

20 Incredible Moments in Patrick Kane’s Career

โ€ขย  ย Patrick Kane scores his first NHL goal just shy of four months after he was drafted by the Blackhawks in the 2007 NHL Draft.

โ€ขย  ย Before he notched his first NHL goal, he scored his first shootout goal on Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek.

โ€ขย  ย Kane scores one of seven Blackhawks goals as they top the Flyers in Game 5 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.

โ€ขย  ย Kaner wins it in OT to send the Blackhawks to the 2014 Western Conference Finals!

โ€ขย  ย Welcome to the club, kid! Patrick Kane records his first career hat trick as the Blackhawks knock off the Canucks in Game 6.

โ€ขย  ย Patrick Kane doing more damage against the Canucks here.

โ€ขย  ย Another game-winner in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They don’t call him Showtimeย for nothing!

โ€ขย  ย A shortie for Kane sets up a Marian Hossa winner in OT against the Predators.

โ€ขย  ย An OT GWG for 88 to even up the series with the St. Louis Blues.

โ€ขย  ย Kane doing more damage to the hated Blues with a GWG in double overtime to keep the Blackhawks season alive!

โ€ขย  ย Patrick Kane delivers on his signature spin-o-rama!

โ€ขย  ย With the 2013 points streak on the line, Patrick Kane ties it up with 2:02 to play in regulation and then wins it in the shootout against the Red Wings.

โ€ขย  ย No. 400 for Kane.

โ€ขย  ย Remember when not one, but two different countries’ Olympic rosters were largely centered around Blackhawks players? Good times, man. Good times.

โ€ขย  ย Patrick Kane makes his current teammate Marc-Andrรฉ Fleury look silly in the shootout.

โ€ขย  ย More shootout filth from Kane, this time in tandem with Artemi Panarin. I miss the Patrick Kane-Artemi Panarin combo on the Blackhawks offensive attack. It was deadly!

โ€ขย  ย Ok, one more shootout bullying event for Showtime! This time he makes light work of Red Wings’ goalie Jimmy Howard.

โ€ขย  ย In the peak point in the Nashville rivalry, Patrick Kane tallied a pair of helpers as the Blackhawks erased a three-goal deficit to top the Predators in double OT!

โ€ขย  ย Patrick Kane sends the Blackhawks back to the Stanley Cup Finals with this double-overtime goal against the Los Angeles Kings.

โ€ข Yes, I saved the best for last! Patrick Kane scores in overtime to return the Stanley Cup to Chicago for the first time in 49 seasons!

Patrick Kane has been absolutely amazing throughout his career. He’s been a crucial component in three Stanley Cup Championships, he’s been a points machine, a highlight machine, and has now developed into a leader as a veteran with the Blackhawks. To think that he’s already played in over 1,000 games in the Blackhawks sweater is WILD! Here’s to what’s been one hell of a career thus far, and one that hopefully has more to go.



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.