Is Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane the greatest United States-born player of all time yet?
When you ask a hockey fan who the greatest player of all time is, there is a 99 percent chance they will say it was either Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr, or Gordie Howe. A case might be able to be made for Sidney Crosby by the time he is all said and done but you never know. All five of those guys are Canadien so the hot debate is who is the greatest American player of all time? Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane certainly has a case for himself.
There have been some great ones in the past like Mike Modano, Jeremy Roenick, and Chris Chelios. There are some more great ones on the way in guys like Auston Matthews, Charlie McAvoy, Jack Hughes, and Jack Eichel. Well, the greatest of all time might have played in the middle of those two eras. He might not be quite on that level yet but he is right there. Kane has 389 goals and 633 assists for 1022 points in 973 games.