Will Patrick Kane Break the 30-Goal Mark in the 2014-15 NHL Season?

July 10th, 2014 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

Patrick Kane's career path just took a turn from the stellar to the sublime.

Along with running mate Jonathan Toews, the 25-year-old Chicago Blackhawks superstar signed an eight-year contract extension Wednesday, a deal that will keep him in Chicago through the 2022-23 season and pay him $10.5 million per year, beginning with the 2015-16 season.

Kane (and Toews) will earn $6.5 million next year.

“It’s great to be able to continue my career in Chicago," Kane told Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune. "Playing with the best organization in sports and the best fans in the game is a blessing.”

Kane has been special during the first seven years of his career. He won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year in 2007-08. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP in 2013. He has been a part of two Stanley Cup championship teams for the Blackhawks and two U.S. Olympic teams. He has also played in three NHL All-Star Games.

The signature on Kane's career at this point has been his ability to come up with big goals at the most important moments. He scored the Stanley Cup-winning goa ...

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