Patrick Kane just joined a very elite group of NHL greats, tallying his 1,000th career point in the League coming against the Winnipeg Jets. Becoming the 90th player in the history of the National Hockey League to do so, Kane has put his name alongside greats such as Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe, and the Great One Wayne Gretzky.
In a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, in the third and final period Kane fed a pass in the slot to Ryan Carpenter who then found an open Brandon Saad who tapped it home. A quick celebration of Saad’s goal turned into a lengthy celebration at the Madhouse on Madison as Blackhawks players poured onto the ice to cheer and holler for Kane’s 1,000th career point. Saad, knowing the weight of the moment, was sure to pick up the puck for Kane before joining in on the revelry.
Having Patrick Kane achieve the milestone doesn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone. Achieving the feat in 953 games, Kane had already been established as one of the league’s best players and has been for years. His ability to create chances and dangle the puck as if it were on a string attached to his stick are phenomenal. He’s been a force in the NHL and has etched his name on the Stanley Cup three times (with hopefully more to come) along with earning himself the Conn Smythe trophy, Art Ross trophy, and the Hart Memorial trophy.
Since being drafted first overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007, Kane has become a franchise player. His jersey is all over Chicago and he’s become a legend in the city. Reaching a landmark achievement of 1,000 goals has etched his name in the NHL record books but it’s also solidified his legacy in Chicago and the Blackhawks organization. Being just 31 years old, we’re hoping Kaner has many more seasons and a few Stanley Cups left in his career. Congratulations Kaner!