The Chicago Blackhawks appear to be putting the finishing touches on a Patrick Kane trade. Check out Patrick Kane hat trick here.
Patrick Kane : Hat trick | is going to the Rangers | Age
Kane has won three Stanley Cups as a member of the Blackhawks, in 2010, 2013 and 2015, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs in 2013.
Kane, who led the NHL with 106 points (46 goals, 60 assists), is the first American-born player to win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s scoring leader.
He was also the first American-born player to win the Hart Trophy.
In 2017, he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. On January 19, 2020, Kane became the youngest U.S. player to reach 1,000 career regular-season points.
Patrick Kane hat trick
Kane exploded for a hat trick in a display of soft hands, pinpoint accuracy and overall savviness, powering the Blackhawks to a 5-3 victory against the Maple Leafs and avenging a loss last week in Toronto.
‘‘A couple of times out there, you just get chills,’’ Kane said.
Added coach Luke Richardson: ‘‘I’ve only seen vintage Patrick Kane on TV, so [I got] to see it live. He has been definitely playing with confidence and swagger.’’
After scoring only nine times in his first 50 games of the season, Kane has five goals in his last two games and maintained the momentum he built alongside Max Domi on Friday against the Senators.
He and Domi each had four points Sunday, with Domi assisting on all three of Kane’s goals before Kane returned the favor for Domi’s empty-netter. This is certainly the most active and dangerous Kane has looked since the three games he missed in January, when his nagging lower-body injury flared up, and it lends credence to his recent claim he feels better now than he did last season.
‘‘[I’m] just getting the shots through, picking your corners and getting chances, too,’’ Kane said.
Mixed in with the celebration of past and present, however, were a few glimpses of the Hawks’ future that excited a sellout crowd of 20,979 — the second-biggest of the season.
Is going to the Rangers
When the New York Rangers traded for Vladimir Tarasenko, Patrick Kane openly admitted he wasn’t happy about it.
Like many, Kane probably assumed that a Tarasenko trade made it impossible for him to also join the Rangers.
Time will tell if the Rangers can find a way to make all of the pieces fit, but multiple reports indicate that the veteran winger has tunnel vision for Broadway, and New York might actually be able to squeeze him in.
It increasingly seems like it’s Rangers-or-bust for Kane, which would be better than nothing for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Kane’s full no-movement clause is the one key complicating factor in this situation; he can make the Rangers the only option, or decide to kill a trade altogether.
The other complicating factor is the sheer cost of Kane’s last season under contract. His current cap hit is $10.5 million.
While that number shrinks each day as the Friday, March 3 trade deadline approaches, it still requires gymnastics from a Rangers team already tight to the salary cap ceiling.
We’ve seen serious salary retention in big trades lately, and it would definitely be needed to make a Kane move work for New York.
Multiple reports point to 1) the Blackhawks needing to retain salary (likely 50 percent) and 2) a third party needing to retain more (probably 25 percent).
Kane is the son of Patrick and Donna Kane. He has three sisters: Erica, Jessica, and Jacqueline. He attended Detroit Country Day School but left before graduating.
- Age : 34 years.
During the offseason, he lives in Hamburg, New York in a house on the shores of Lake Erie, which he purchased in March 2012.
Kane has resided at the Trump International Hotel and Tower during the NHL season in a two-bedroom condo that he acquired in September 2008. However, Kane listed his Trump Tower condo for sale in the summer of 2016.
Kane has an endorsement deal with Bauer Hockey. He also appeared in commercials for McDonald’s and Gatorade.