Patrick Kane, a professional ice hockey player from America who unarguably stands out among the plethora of great hockey players with his ingenuity and wits which complements his exceptional style of play. Over the years, he has continued to gather various medals, cups as well as honours to his name. Find out more about this diligent and determined superstar in Patrick Kane’s biography facts, childhood, career and personal life.
Patrick Kane’s Biography Facts
|Full Name:||Patrick Timothy Kane II|
|Nickname:||Dr Kane; Showtime; Pattycakes; Kaner; The Doctor; Peekaboo; 20-Cent; Lil’ Peekaboo; He Came He Saw He Kanequered; Peeks; Jonny’s Boy|
|Born:||November 19, 1988 (age 30)|
|Place of Birth:||Buffalo, New York, U.S.A|
|Occupation:||Ice Hockey Player|
|NHL Draft:||2007 (1st overall) Chicago Blackhawks|
|Current Team:||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in|
|Weight:||177 lb (80 kg)|
|Education:||Saunders Secondary School; |
Detroit Country Day School – Middle School;
Huron High School
|Parents:||Patrick Kane Sr. (father); Donna Kane (mother)|
|Siblings:||Jessica Kane (sister)|
Erica Kane (Sister)
Jacqueline Kane (sister)
|Partner:||Amanda Grahovec (girlfriend)|
Patrick Kane’s Childhood & Early Life
Kane was born and raised in Buffalo along with his sisters. As a young boy, Kane was taught the basic techniques of hockey by his father. When he was very young, his father drove him to hockey tryouts despite not being up to age. These tryouts helped Patrick horned his hickey skills against older and experienced players. Eventually, Kane played as a child-player for teams in Buffalo. Despite his small stature, Kane still played well.
At 14 years of age, Kane was a regular for the USA Bobcats, scoring several goals which made him earn MVP.
He went on to relocate to Michigan where he played for Detriot based Honeybaked AAA Midget Team in the Midwest Elite Hockey League until he was 17. While he was at Honeybaked AAA, Kane had to choose between furthering his education and hockey. With the support of his parents, Kane chose to discontinue his education.
In 2004, Kane was selected in the fifth round by the London Knights as its 88th overall pick in the 2004 Ontario Hockey League midget draft. Kane delayed his debut for the Knights for a year, opting to play in the U-18 National Team Development Program (NTDP) for team US. At the NTDP, Kane broke the scoring record for most goals in the team set the previous season with 102 points. When he returned to the OHL, he registered 145 points. Kane received the OHL rookie of the year award, the Emms Family award. He emerged runner-up in the league MVP award, the Red Tilson Trophy.
Patrick Kane Professional Career
Chicago Blackhawks (2007–date)
Kane entered the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The NHL Central Scouting Bureau projected Kane as the number 1 North American prospect. He was chosen as the Chicago Blackhawks first overall pick. Kane was also sought after by other top NHL teams such as the St. Louis Blues who offered to trade their 9th, 24th and 26th overall selection in the 2007 NHL draft for the Chicago Blackhawks no. 1 draft, Kane. In July 2007, it was announced that Kane had signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.
In October 2007, Kane made his NHL debut and grabbed his first NHL goal that month. He scored 5 goals and recorded 11 assists in 12 games which saw him win Rookie of the Month for October. In a game on December 15 against the Buffalo Sabres, Kane returned to his birth town for the first time as a professional hockey player. He was received with loud ovations, and a ceremony was held prior to the game. Kane scored the only goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 3-1 loss. He finished the season as the highest rookie goal scorer, which earned him the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year.
In the 2008/09 season, Kane and the Blackhawks advanced to the Stanley Cup playoffs, where they lost in the western conference finals. In May 2009, it was announced that Kane would be the face for EA Sports’ NHL 10. On December 3, 2009, Kane signed a five-year contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks worth $31.5 million.
The 2009/10 season was an incredible season for Kane and the Blackhawks as they progressed to the Stanley Cup finals. Kane scored an overtime winner against the Philadelphia Flyers to bring to an end the Chicago Blackhawks 49-year Stanley Cup drought. His goal made him the youngest player ever to score a winning goal in overtime in the Stanley Cup Final.
The next season, Kane played in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game, where he was an alternate captain.
The 2012/13 lockout season, saw Kane play in Sweden for EHC Biel in the National League A. Kane played 20 games for the Swiss side and recorded 13 goals and 10 assists. Following the end of the lockout, Kane returned to action for the Chicago Blackhawks. They progressed to the Stanley Cup final where they defended their title. Kane was awarded the award for the Stanley Cup playoff MVP, the 2013 Conn Smythe Trophy.
In March 2014, Kane sustained an injury in his left leg in a match against the St. Louis Blues. Due to injury, Kane was out of action in the regular season but returned for the playoffs.
In July 2015, Kane signed an eight-year contract extension valued at an annual average of $10.5 million with the Blackhawks. That season, Kana was one of the top scorers in the NHL, he was also picked as a participant in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. Kane was ruled out of action for 12 weeks after he had surgery as a result of an injury he sustained in his left clavicle in February 2015. He, however, returned earlier than the projected time to play in the 2015 playoffs. The Blackhawks progressed to the Stanley Cup Final where they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Stanley Cup, which was Kane’s third in six years.
He captained the Central Division team in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. Kane finished the 2015/16 season with a league-high 106 points, making him the first Blackhawks player to record 100+ points in a season since the 1993/94 season and the first American NHL player to register 100+ points in a season since the 1995/96 season. His achievements earned him the Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophies. He was also voted NHLs Most Outstanding Player by the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA). He ranked second for most points scored in the NHL In the 2016/17 season with 89 points. Kane also played in the NHL Central Division team in the 2017 NHL All-Star Game.
In January 2018, Kane was selected to play in the 2018 NHL All-Star Game. He also reached 800 career points, making him the fifth player to achieve the feat.
Kane debuted for the US Hockey national side in the 2006 IIHF U18 Championships where they won gold and he was named to the all-star team. Kane continued to play for the US side but in the U20 team. He played in the 2007 World Juniors where the US clinched bronze. He represented Team USA in the 2010 Olympics where the USA won silver. At the 2014 Olympics Kane also played for team USA. He captained the US side in the 2018 IIHF World Championship, where he was tournament’s lead goal scorer which earned him the Most Valuable Player of 2018 Men’s World Championship. The USA won bronze in that tournament.
Patrick Kane’s Personal Life
During offseasons, Kane resides in his home on the shores of Lake Erie in Hamburg, New York.
In September 2008, Kane bought a two-bedroom condo at the Trump International Hotel and Tower which listed forsakes in 2016. Prior to the sale of the condo, Kane resided there during the NHL season.
Kane has been featured in ads for brands such as McDonald and Gatorade. He has an endorsement deal with Bauer Hockey.
He is actively involved in charity. He played in Champs for Charity, an ice hockey game that generated $323,000 for charitable causes in 2012.
Police investigated Kane over an accusation of sexual assault which was later proven to be false as a result of no substantial evidence.
In 2009, he and his cousin were arrested after he allegedly punched a cab driver over a dispute on correct trip fare change. Kane was charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and theft of services. Kane later apologized for his actions. After he and his cousin appeared before a Grand Jury, Kane was cleared of felony charges but was indicted on severe misdemeanour assault, theft and harassment charges. He, however, was granted conditional discharge after they pleaded not guilty to criminal charges but guilty to noncriminal disorderly conduct charges.
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