Monday, 6 July 2009

Patrick Kane Days

We are Patrick Kane days away from the start of the 2009-2010 NHL season. So far, I'd have to say it's going pretty fast. I'm sure within the next week or so, the hockey withdrawal will hit and I'll once again have the NHL Network on 24 hours a day, just to hear the sound of skate blades cutting into the ice.

Since we are 88 days away from the puck dropping on yet another season, it is time we learn a bit about one of our favorite Chicago Blackhawks.

He is so darn adorable!
I just want to squeeze his cheeks and give him a noogie!

Pat was born on November 19, 1988 (hence his jersey number) in Buffalo, New York and was selected first overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The London Knights drafted Pat in the 5th round of the 2004 OHL Midget Draft, but he choose to not play for the Knights until the 2006–07 season. Instead, Pat played for the United States U-18 National Team Development Program where he led the team in scoring with 102 points. In 2007, he was selected to represent the United States at the World Junior Championships, where he was recognized as one of the tournament's all-stars.

During his only season with the London Knights, Pat amassed 145 points, the OHL scoring title, and was recognized as the OHL's Rookie of the Year.

Pat made his NHL debut on October 4, 2007 against the Minnesota Wild. Two days later, he notched his first assist and first shoot-out goal, a game-winner, against Dominik Hasek of the Detroit Red Wings.

On October 19, 2007, he scored his first NHL goal in regulation on Jose Theodore of the Colorado Avalanche.

On November 2, 2007, Pat was named the NHL Rookie of the Month for October after tallying 5 goals and 11 assists in 12 games.

On June 12, 2008, Pat was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy, beating teammate Jonathan Toews and Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom for NHL Rookie of the Year.

Pat recorded his first career hat trick against the Vancouver Canucks on May 11, 2009. The Blackhawks won the game 7-5 en route to their first Western Conference Championship game since 1995.


Patrick Kane Fun Facts

On the road, Pat shares a room with team captain, Jonathan Toews.

He will be featured on the cover of EA Sports' NHL 10.

He loves tuna sandwiches and playing basketball.

How can you not love that face?! I mean, seriously.

And if Patty Kane's silly face doesn't make you giggle, this surely will.


Lauren said...

I just saw this post right now, and was completely unaware of this "holiday", but I have been wearing my Pat-Pat t-shirt all day today! :)

25superstar said...

i love coming home to this.

ali said...

Tuna sandwiches and basketball huh???

Never knew that...


"Buffalo" has been feeling so close lately... I CANNOT wait!

Val said...

I don't which is better - squeezing his cheeks and giving him a noogie or the article you ended this post with...