How Patrick Kane's life is different as a dad

/ by Scott King
Presented By Chevy Drives Chicago

On Monday, Blackhawks three-time Stanley Cup champ Patrick Kane was back at training camp ahead of his 14th season with the Blackhawks, this time with a little one to go home to after. 

Kane announced the birth of his son, Patrick Timothy Kane III, in November.

"It’s been a lot of fun, you know. I can enjoy my mornings training and skating and then there’s really no better feeling in the world than coming back home and seeing Amanda (Kane's girlfriend) and seeing your son," Kane, 32, said following Day 1's first camp session. "So it’s been awesome. 

"Obviously there’s certain new challenges that can come with being a father, but I really enjoyed it so far. It’s been amazing just hanging out with him and getting to know him. Just like I said, seeing him after my days at work."

The 2013 Conn Smythe and 2016 Hart Trophy winner was asked if he's in a hurry to get his son some hockey gear during Monday's Zoom call.

"We'll let him do what he wants to do," Kane said. "We tried to put a hockey stick in his hand the other day and he really wasn't having it too much. Maybe he won't like hockey, who knows. We'll let him play whatever he wants to."

The Hawks training camp will lead into a shortened 56-game regular season, beginning at Tampa Bay against the Lightning, the defending Stanley Cup champs, on Jan. 13.

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