Patrick Kane Becomes 1st American in NHL History to Win Art Ross Trophy

April 10th, 2016 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane became the first American-born player to win the NHL's Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer Sunday, according to Chris Peters of CBS Sports.

Kane set career highs in goals (46) and assists (60) to become just the fourth player to record 100-plus points in the past five full NHL seasons.

The team celebrated his accomplishment on Twitter:

The award was a foregone conclusion a while ago, as Kane finished 17 points ahead of Dallas Stars left winger Jamie Benn.

It was quite an accomplishment, considering the award was first given out after the 1947-48 season. Kane seemed humbled to win the trophy, per the Blackhawks' official website:

It is an honor being the first American to win the scoring title as there have been so many great hockey players from the United States in the NHL. I take a lot of pride in that, but I also take a lot of pride in doing it with the Chicago Blackhawks. I owe a lot to my teammates, coaches and the organization as I couldn’t have done this without them. This ...

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