LONDON, ON – One of the great storylines of 2020 so far for the Blackhawks has been the chase of a major milestone by their best player.
Patrick Kane is now just two points away from 1,000 for his career, which would make him one of just four players in team history to reach this milestone. He’s got a shot at it on Saturday night as the Blackhawks finish their three-game Canada road trip against the Maple Leafs in Toronto.
But before that, Kane was remembered for his exploits over one amazing year in Canadian junior hockey.
A Knight to remember 💚
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) January 18, 2020
The London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League saluted Kane’s legacy that he left with that team on Friday night by retiring his number 88. Kane was in attendance for the ceremony in front of a packed house at Budweiser Gardens.
— Adam Boqvist (@BoqvistAdam) January 18, 2020
Family and teammates showed up to watch the ceremony and see the unveiling of the banner that will now hang from the rafters at the arena.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) January 18, 2020
In his one season with the London Knights in 2006-2007, Kane scored 145 points with 62 goals and 83 assists on his way to being named the league’s Rookie of the Year.
— Patrick Kane (@88PKane) January 18, 2020
It’s the first significant moment of the weekend for Kane in Ontario, with the hope that a second comes Saturday night against the Maple Leafs.