Kane scores 400th NHL goal for Blackhawks


Patrick Kane scored his 400th NHL goal for the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

The forward scored in the third period of a 7-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings to become the 100th player to score 400 NHL goals.

“I think the biggest thing is once you start reaching these type of milestones, 400 goals and 1,000 games coming up, it leaves you wanting more,” Kane said. “It’s exciting to achieve them and nice to have these type of milestones. Probably means I’ve played a while, but I just think you want to keep getting better, keep trying to help the team as best you can. For me, that’s getting the puck as much as possible, creating plays, and creating scoring chances. Just try to keep improving on that.”

He has scored 11 goals in 23 games this season and is the eighth active NHL player to reach the milestone.

The 32-year-old ranks third since entering the NHL in 2007-08, behind Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (615) and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning (432).

The No. 1 pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, Kane has played 996 games and is fourth in Blackhawks history in goals (400), third in assists (654) and fourth in points (1,053).

Kane has scored at least 30 goals five times and at least 21 goals in each of his first 13 NHL seasons.

He is the ninth United States-born player to score 400 NHL goals.

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