Ice hockey is passionately followed and played around the world. However, it is a popular sport in the United States and Canada. The National Hockey League is a premier professional ice hockey league in the world and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Currently, NHL consists of 30 teams, 23 of which are based in the United States and seven in Canada.
These teams have been churning out talented players’ year in and year out. One notable star is Patrick Kane who is hands down one of the most talented players in the National Hockey League. Currently, Kane is an American professional ice hockey right winger for the Chicago Blackhawks. As an amateur, he was ranked first among the North American prospects by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau and was chosen first overall by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Already in his short career, Kane has won three Stanley Cups as a member of the Blackhawks, in 2010, 2013 and 2015, while also winning the Conn Smythe Trophy for the most valuable player in the playoffs in 2013. Prior to 2007-08, the Blackhawks were out of the playoff picture for four straight seasons and even failed to qualify for eight of the last nine. The Blackhawks’ returned to relevance once Patrick Kane came to the team. Some believe that Patrick Kane’s NHL career marks the true beginning of the Blackhawks’ return to relevance.
With his popularity and game winning skills, Patrick Kane is one of four players voted into the 2017 NHL All-Star Game. Besides Patrick Kane, no other Hawks player has been selected for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game yet. He was selected for his overall stellar performance this past year and overall fan popularity.
Being one of the most popular players in the NHL, Patrick Kane has established a huge number of fans across the world. Their supporters and fans collect memorabilia related to him and keep them as valuable possessions. If you want to buy something related to Patrick Kane, you can buy a Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks Jersey from UltimateAutographs.com. This jersey comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from a well-known Sports Authenticators.