Patrick Kane has done it all for the Chicago Blackhawks over his career.
Despite their recent shortcomings, the Chicago Blackhawks have been one of the best teams in the National Hockey League over the past decade. Led by franchise cornerstones Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, the team won three Stanley Cups last decade, while making the playoffs nine years in a row.
But undoubtedly the best player on these teams has been Patrick Kane.
Kane, who will turn 32 in November, has yet to show any signs of a decline. If he finishes his career as a Blackhawk, then who is to argue that he will not have a case to be the greatest player in team history?
Barring severe injuries or a rapid decline, Kane will get to the 500 goal threshold, which would make him the third player in team history to do so.
Mikita’s point total is 1467, which puts him 445 ahead of Kane. If Kane were to score at his average 78 to 79 points a season, it would take roughly six years for him to pass up Mikita.
That’s entirely possible for Kane to do. Kane led the NHL in scoring over the last decade, and over the past five years, he has scored a total of 465 points.
Most Blackhawk fans will argue that Mikita or Hull is the greatest player in Blackhawks history. However, Kane has been chasing the all-time greats for years. By the time his career ends, it is entirely possible and fair to say that he is the greatest Blackhawk of all time.