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Since his NHL Entry Draft in 2007, Patrick Kane has recorded great achievements in the National Hockey League. The American ice hockey professional plays as a right winger for NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. One of his remarkable feats is making the 2017 list of 100 Greatest NHL Players. Kane has also gone down in history as the first player from the US to bag the Art Ross Trophy in the 2015/16 season. There is so much more to know about the popular NHL player. Here are other interesting facts about him.
Patrick Kane Bio
He was born on November 19, 1988, in Buffalo, New York to Donna (mother) and Patrick Kane Sr. (father). As a child, he was always drawn to hockey games. Before he was 10, he started participating in several hockey competitions while he gradually nurtured his inclination to pursue the sport as a career. One of the teams he played for as a teenager was the USA Bobcats where he was adjudged the MVP.
Starting out his junior league career, Patrick Kane played in the Midwest Elite Hockey League for Detroit’s popular Honeybaked AAA club. After spending three years with the club, he went on to join the Ontario Hockey League after being drafted by the London Knights in 2004. He spent the following two seasons with the United States U-18 National Team Development Program (NTDP) before he joining the Knights in the 2006/07 season. He finished off the season by bagging the Emms Family Award for rookie of the year.
Before the 2007 NHL draft, many teams showed interest in Patrick Kane who was one of the best hockey players around. He was soon selected by the Chicago Blackhawks as first overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Kane was immediately signed to a 3-year contract with the team. Making his debut in October 2007, he recorded his first shootout goal in the game against Minnesota Wild on October 4. Towards the end of his rookie contract, Patrick’s deal was extended by five years to the tune of $31.5 million in December 2009.
He sustained a leg injury in March 2014 and missed the rest of the regular season. But this did not stop him from recording a team-high 20 points in 19 games with eight goals and 12 assists in the postseason when he returned. It has indeed been an interesting journey for the ace player. He represented the team during the 2010 Olympic games and also recorded great feats with the national team during the 2014 Olympic Games.
Salary and Net Worth
With awesome feats recorded over the course of his career, Patrick Kane is in no way, below average in terms of his financial status. The talented player has his net worth estimated at a whopping $28 million by various sources. This is quite expected for a player who earned about $6.5 million as his salary for the year 2018.
For 2017, it was reported that he earned over $13 million as salary. It is also important to note that these figures are independent of his earnings from endorsement deals and other endeavors which also amount to millions. We’re not leaving out his acts of benevolence to humanity. In charity, Kane donated a whopping sum of $323,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and also Northwest Indiana in 2012, to mention a few.
Family: Parents and Sisters
As earlier mentioned Patrick Kane was born to Donna and Patrick Kane Sr. Patrick has a very supportive father who totally threw his weight behind him with regards to his desire to play hockey. As a matter of fact, the right winger learned the elementary skills of hockey from his dad. He would take him (Patrick) to amateur games and would also make him compete with other hockey lovers to open him to the rules of the game.
This gradual training process formed the basis of Kane’s exceptional accuracy on the pitch to date. Patrick is an older brother to his three younger sisters; Jacqueline, Erica, and Jessica. They all grew up together with their parents in Buffalo.
Does He Have a Wife or Girlfriend?
Patrick Kane is not just all about the games, he also carves out time for his love life. Just like most of his counterparts, he has got some stories in his love diary. Kane is in a relationship with Amanda Grahovec. The couple started dating in 2012 and Kane is nothing close to being private about his relationship with Amanda.
He always talks about her in his interviews. More so, there have been rumors that the lovebirds may tie the knot in no time, although they are yet to confirm the speculations. Before Amanda was Jackie Dymora, Kane’s ex-girlfriend. The two had a very short-spanned relationship which started and ended in 2010 on vague grounds.
Height and Weight
Patrick Kane may not be the tallest in the field but he has all the height he needs to disrupt opponents and protect the corners. The green-eyed winger stands at a height of 1.79 m (5ft. 10in.) which is proportional to his weight of 82 kg (181 lb).