Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane scores his 800th career NHL point
The 29-year-old is only the fifth player in franchise history to reach the milestone.
Chicago Blackhawks star winger Patrick Kane tallied his 800th career NHL point Saturday night against the New York Islanders at United Center in Chicago.
The 29-year-old Kane tallied two goals and an assist to reach the milestone. He scored the game’s first goal in the opening period, then added his second point with a primary assist on Erik Gustafsson’s goal in the second period. Kane then recorded the historic third point with a goal in final frame.
Kane’s second goal was his 20th this season. He has scored at least 21 goals in every season so far in his NHL career. His career-high for a season his 46 during the 2015-16 season that saw him win the Hart Trophy as league MVP.
It’s not the first milestone accomplishment for Kane this season as he also scored his 300th career goal last month. He is five assists away from 500 for his career.
Kane also has moved up the franchise record books, surpassing Doug Wilson for fifth place on the Hawks’ all-time points list then he passed Dennis Hull for fifth on the team’s all-time goals list.
The next franchise achievement for Kane is moving up the all-time assists list. At 495, he is 22 behind Steve Larmer for fifth place. He needs 73 goals to pass Dennis Savard (377) for fourth on the all-time goals list and another 124 points to pass Larmer (923) on the points list.