2006-07: En route to earning CHL rookie of the year honours, Patrick Kane posted outstanding numbers scoring 62 goals and adding 83 assists in 58 games. In addition, the Buffalo native was a key performer on the U.S. World Junior Championship squad.
Kane may not be the largest player in the game, but he’s got good leg strength, tremendous vision and playmaking instincts, prodigious puck-handling skills, and a nose for the net. All of this made him one of the top prospects in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kane was selected first overall by the Chicago Blackhawks, and almost immediately signed to a three-year contract by the team.
At the 2007 Blackhawks Prospect Camp, Kane played on a line with Jonathan Toews and Dan Bertram that was truly dominant against many older players and highly ranked prospects.
He needs to work on his play without the puck and his upper body strength.