Patrick Kane has been named as the NHL's top player for November. The league announced him as the No. 1 star for the month Tuesday after the winger delivered a dominant performance that included eight goals and 15 assists in 13 games. That comes out to nearly two points per game, and Kane currently leads the NHL in a variety of categories as a result of his hot streak.
Kane opened the month with a two-point game against the Los Angeles Kings on November 2 and finished it with two more points against LA on November 28. He scored a point in every single game during the month, and recently set the record for longest point streak by an American-born NHL player at 19 games. That streak is still currently going as Kane and the Hawks host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Partnered on Chicago's second line with center Artem Anisimov and left winger Artemi Panarin, Kane is on pace for the best numbers of his career. He even has an outside shot at setting some franchise records, although just reaching 100 points in the current NHL would be an impressive feat.
Kane has previously named the NHL's No. 1 star in November 2013, December 2013 and December 2014, per Mark Lazerus. So we'll see if can carry over the hot play and continue his recent dominance of the final two months of the calendar year.
The second and third stars of November are Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene.