Kane was presented with the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player at the NHL Awards ceremony Wednesday, and also won the Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding player as voted by the players.
Kane is just the second American-born player to win the Hart Trophy in NHL history, and the first Blackhawks player to take home the award since Stan Mikita won it in 1968. Both awards are well deserved, as Kane was fantastic this season, setting career highs in goals (46), assists (60) and shots on goal (287). The gifted winger's whopping 106 total points were enough to earn him the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer in 2015-16. At 27-years-old, Kane is currently in the prime of his career, and should be in line for another monster season in 2016-17 barring injury.
With no goals and four assists coming into Thursday, Kane finally found twine, and it couldn't have come at a better moment to keep the
It was a strong offensive night for Kane, who also fired four shots on goal as Chicago evened up its first-round series with the Blues. The 26-year-old was held at bay in Game 1, but the Blues couldn't shut him down Friday. With 116 points in 118 career NHL playoff games, Kane is a proven postseason performer who will be a key factor during Chicago's playoff run.
Patrick Kane has won the 2015-16 Art Ross Trophy by leading the NHL in scoring with 106 points (46 goals, 60 assists) in 82 games.
Kane made NHL history this season, as he's the first American-born player to take home the Art Ross Trophy since the award's inception in 1947-48. The 27-year-old winger set career highs in goals (46), assists (60) and shots on goal (287) in 2015-16, and contributed on an absurd 45 percent of the goals the Chicago Blackhawks scored this season. Kane's success was aided by the chemistry he developed with his linemates Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov, a line that became one of the NHL's most potent offensive units in 2015-16. The Blackhawks will hope that Kane can continue to play at an MVP level in the team's upcoming first-round playoff series with St. Louis.
Patrick Kane scored twice while also notching a power-play helper and plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
Let's just go ahead and lay out Kane's numbers on the year -- 46 goals, 60 assists and a plus-17 rating. Obviously, these are all career highs for the superstar winger, and the second line with rookie Artemi Panarin (77 points) is just plain scary. Oh, and the 27-year-old reached the scoresheet in four straight to finish out the season -- watch out St. Louis.