It doesn’t seem like long ago that a 20-year-old Patrick Kane was flying down the United Center ice and jumping into the arms of Brian Campbell after his first career hat-trick in the playoffs. Not long ago a rising star that would lead the resurgence of the Blackhawks, Kane has now become a walking encyclopedia of hockey accomplishments. On Monday night, #88 added yet another milestone.
With his first third-period tally, the 407th of his illustrious career, Kane surpassed Steve Larmer for third all-time in goals in Chicago Blackhawks history. It was just another accomplishment for the future Hall of Famer.
Kane now only sits behind Stan Mikita (541) and Bobby Hull (604) on the all-time goals list for the Blackhawks. Will the now seasoned veteran winger affectionately known as “Showtime” one day surpass the Hall of Famers? Never put anything past Kaner.
Already one of the greatest Blackhawks of all time, Kane continues to climb the list of greatest hockey players ever, period. His 407th goal tied him for 94th all-time in NHL history at just 32 years of age. He is also now eighth all-time in goals by American-born players.
Hats off to #88, quite literally, because Kane completed a hat trick to record his 408th career goal not long after the tally to take over third place on the franchise list.