Patrick Kane reached an absolutely amazing milestone on Sunday night, becoming the youngest American-born player to reach 1,000 points for their career.
He received lots of praise from around the hockey community on Sunday night, with many of his former teammates chiming in:
What a great night at the united center! 2 huge points for our team and what a night for 88! Great moment we all had the privilege to share with him. The building was buzzin and that’s great help for us! #88#1000points🐼🐼🐼— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) January 20, 2020
The London Knights, who retired Kane's jersey this week, made sure to honor Kane, who became the fourth London Knights Alumni to collect 1,000 NHL points:
Count it - Patrick Kane becomes the 4th London Knights Alumni to collect 1000 NHL points. Congratulations Patrick! pic.twitter.com/ulvD0LfqcM— London Knights (@LondonKnights) January 20, 2020
And of course, the Blackhawks organization:
The moment was an extremely emotional one for Kane, who said that he will "never forget that moment."
"I'll never forget that. I'll never forget that moment, I told the team that after. Just looking at everyone's face and everyone's excitement was a cool moment." - Patrick Kane on team mobbing him after 1000th point. Said Toews probably had something to do in orchestrating it.— Slavko Bekovic (@SBekovic) January 20, 2020
Kane's special moment came amid a 5-2 Blackhawks win over the Winnipeg Jets that gives Chicago their fifth straight win and puts them three points out of the final wildcard spot in the Western Conference with a game in hand.
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