Patrick Kane Commits to Play in London

By pbadmin

OHL Press Release

LONDON, ONTARIO: London Knights General Manager Mark Hunter today announced that 17 year old Patrick Kane has committed to play in the Ontario Hockey League, for the Knights. Kane, 17 was selected by the London Knights in the 5th Round at the 2004 Ontario Hockey League Draft. Kane was drafted from the Detroit Honeybaked Midget AAA Team. Last season Kane set the US National Team Development Program record for points in a season with 102. The previous record was held by Phil Kessel with 98 points in 2004-2005. Patrick’s banner season also included a Gold Medal victory at the 2006 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, leading the team in goals (seven) and the tournament in points (12).

OHL Central Scouting Chief Scout Rob Kitamura says that “Pat Kane has demonstrated outstanding offensive ability at every level throughout his still young career. He is a player that has the ability to bring the crowd out of their seats on a nightly basis. He brings world class speed, skills and creativity each and every time he steps on the ice. The fans of the Ontario Hockey League are going to have great time watching this young man develop.”

PATRICK KANE

Position: LW/C

Height: 5.09

Weight: 160 lbs

Born: November 19, 1988 Buffalo, NY