The Blackhawks star right wing edged out center Eric Lindros for the top spot with 51 points to the Flyers legend’s 41 points across 19 voters. First-place votes were worth three points, second-place votes worth two points and third-place votes worth one point.
Kane received 13 first-place votes and six second-place votes. Lindros received five first-place votes, 12 second-place votes and two third-place votes. Sharks defenseman Brent Burns surprisingly received one first-place vote and one second-place vote.
“I can’t say enough good things about Patrick Kane and what he’s done to lead the resurgence of the Chicago Blackhawks over time after he was drafted,” NBC Sports Network analyst Pierre McGuire said. “He and Jonathan Toews are just magical there, but Kane’s the guy that makes it happen. He makes everybody around him better.”
Kane has won the Stanley Cup three times with Chicago (2010, 2013, 2015), including scoring the 2010 Cup-clinching goal and was named the 2013 Conn Smythe winner as playoff MVP. He became the first United States-born player to win the Art Ross Trophy as the League’s leading scorer with 106 points (46 goals, 60 assists) in 2016, the same season he won the Hart Trophy as MVP. He also leads all active United States-born players in goals, assists and points.
Kane wears No. 88 to celebrate his 1988 birth year.