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Patrick Kane

Kane with the Chicago Blackhawks in December 2014
Born (1988-11-19) November 19, 1988 (age 28)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
EHC Biel
National team  United States
NHL Draft 1st overall, 2007
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2007–present

Since I was drafted by the Blackhawks, the people of Chicago have really embraced me and treated me with nothing but respect.
Patrick Kane
If I score a goal on the road, I come home, and that's probably the first thing I'm doing, pullin' up the laptop and watching. Can't watch it in front of the teammates, or else I'll get made fun of.
Patrick Kane
Obviously, you want to help the team win in any way possible. If that's scoring goals, great.
Patrick Kane
If I was bigger I might not have had the same skill set as I do, the speed.
Patrick Kane
I probably spend the most time with Toews: we have the same schedule, and we're roomies on the road; we sit next to each other. We do a lot of promotions together.
Patrick Kane
When I go down the ice, I feel it, the wind in the side of my hair, and then I got the party in the back.
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I've always prided myself on being myself and trying to stick true to who I am and how I was raised.
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I think, for me, I'm a player that wants the puck, and I'm a better player when I have it.
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I love to play the game, love to be around the rink, and love to joke around with my teammates and have some fun.
Patrick Kane
I'm not out there to be blocking shots or fighting guys. I'm out there to produce offensively.
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I love the game of hockey. I love being part of it. I think I know a lot about the game.
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I like having those preseason games and exhibitions to really get ready for the regular season and get yourself off to a good start.
Patrick Kane
I love to score goals, and I love to plan my celebrations.
I'll always welcome some extra shifts and some extra ice time, and it's my job to be as prepared as possible to play those minutes.
Patrick Kane
Just try to get the puck and make plays, not so much worry about scoring or getting an assist or points, just try to get it and make plays. That should take care of itself.
Patrick Kane
As an offensive player, you always want to produce and score goals, especially when that's your job on the team.
Patrick Kane
I did charity events with the Cup all the time.
For me personally, I try to use my size to my advantage where I can either slip by guys or try to create more space for myself.
Patrick Kane
I want to be someone who can be a role model to kids – and to everyone, for that matter.
Patrick Kane
That's something USA Hockey has been trying to do for a long time is prove that we can play with the Canadians and the Russians and the Swedes and Finns consistently on a tournament basis.
Patrick Kane
I love scoring for the fans, for the team, for myself. That's not to say that I won't pass if I see a teammate in a better scoring position. But I like to score.
Patrick Kane
The little kids in the stands are going to give you a good cheer. Sometimes, that overrides the other people.
Patrick Kane
A lot of the players that I play with who are Canadian, they call me Patty. Before then, I never heard it. I didn't mind Patty.
Patrick Kane
For PSP, we play the 'SOCOM' game as a team on the plane, and it's pretty cool because you can connect to everyone.
Patrick Kane
We're here to win. We're not here just for the experience.
I don't know if I expected to be a captain of an All-Star team. It's pretty cool.
Patrick Kane
You spend enough time with someone, you're going to have your run-ins.
It's kind of crazy to think I'm still 22 and going into my fifth season. Time has been flying by. I think it's about that time I really take the next step to the elite level.
Patrick Kane
Whether it's just walking down the street to try to go to a movie, go to dinner, something like that, there are always a few people that recognize you.
Patrick Kane
Especially in the day and age now with social media and cameraphones and things like that, you always have to act like you're being watched.
Patrick Kane
Obviously ,you want to demand the puck; you want to have it as much as you can because you feel like good things can happen when it's on your stick.
Patrick Kane
You want maybe to be that guy or one of the few guys who can help develop the game in the United States.
Patrick Kane
I think for me, personally, I'm a guy who has watched ESPN ever since I've been growing up. You turn it on, and it's one of the first stories – the Blackhawks and hockey, which you don't really see on that station. That's cool to see.
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I'm probably the guy who keeps it loose around the room and tries to joke around with guys before the game, keeping things funny.
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For me, I was really lucky to go to a city like Chicago where the team was struggling at the time, and I was able to go in and play right away.
Patrick Kane
Obviously, not playing a game before playoffs is something that happened, but especially going into the playoffs, you try to feel yourself out, where you're at, and then get right into game tempo and jump right in and play where you were before the injury.
Patrick Kane
When you're 18, 19, you think you know everything, but you have no clue about anything.
Patrick Kane
I try to pride myself on being involved with the fans and taking pictures when they're asked for because I know I was that little kid one day that really looked up to stars like myself, and I try to give them that on my behalf.
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I still love playing the game, and it's amazing we can do this as a so-called 'job,' and it's amazing we can come to the rink every day and play the game we love.
Patrick Kane
I think you try to improve every season and every game and be prepared about certain defensemen you're playing against, certain ways to find open ice.
Patrick Kane
I like Joe Sakic. Coming out of Buffalo, I obviously like Alexander Mogliny, Pat LaFontaine. Hasek is up there. Miroslav Satan. Whoever seemed to be a good player at the time I'd watch. Jagr too. I tried to learn a lot from those guys.
Patrick Kane
It's obviously disappointing and surreal when you see someone else win the Stanley Cup.
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I know hockey is growing in the U.S., and it's becoming more popular, but anything to get the game out there and see how we view it. We view it as the best game in the world.
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It's great to be able to continue my career in Chicago. Playing with the best organization in sports and the best fans in the game is a blessing.
Patrick Kane
I've noticed if you look too far ahead, it only works negatively on you.
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It's good when you're getting points – you're obviously feeling confident.
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Just try to focus one game at a time, not worry about points or anything like that. Worry about playing the right way and see what comes of it.
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I think I owe it to myself to put my best effort forward and prove how good I can be.
Patrick Kane
Sometimes it's nice just being in your own room and having a quiet night and relaxing and getting ready for the game.
Patrick Kane
I always go home to Buffalo in the offseason. I really enjoy my home town.
I don't want to be satisfied with where I'm at or happy about what I've done. I want to keep pushing it.
Patrick Kane
I think sometimes when you play those extra shifts, it gets you into the game a little bit more and gets you a little bit more involved.
Patrick Kane
People might not view me as competitive as I really am.
It's kind of cool to have the whole country at your back. Not just a city, but the whole country is rooting for you.
Patrick Kane
It's always cool to go to different places and see what's really out there in the world.
Patrick Kane
I'm just kind of focused on playing the game and try to get better at certain things and wipe the slate clean every night.
Patrick Kane
It has been a motto of mine my whole life - just be yourself.
Understanding where to be in your own zone really takes some time and development to learn.
Patrick Kane
It's cool that I'm 20 and am on the cover of the video game. A lot of kids play hockey, and a few get drafted, and only a few get to be on the cover. It's a great feeling.
Patrick Kane
It's funny: when you're skating around during warm-ups, I'll see signs that say things like: 'Kane, Prom?' We have a fun, young team, and girls are asking you to the prom and giving you their numbers.
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It has been a motto of mine my whole life - just be yourself.
There are great fans in Chicago. I think you'd rather have them recognize than not recognize you.
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My favorite thing to do in this world is to be on the ice playing hockey and try to entertain fans and bring wins to the Chicago Blackhawks.
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I know the person I am, and I know the person I can be.
It's pretty funny, just driving by in a cab, and you see a huge billboard of yourself on the side of a hotel, like a 100-by-100 poster hanging up.
Patrick Kane
Something even minor I do is going to be reported because of things that have happened in the past. You have to be aware of that.
Patrick Kane
It's good for the NHL to implement different things – the 3-on-3, money that'll go to players – to try to get us to play at a higher level.
Patrick Kane
It's good to get out there and kind of move the body around a little bit, play some hockey, enjoy Nashville as a city and spend some time with family and friends.
Patrick Kane
I think the big thing is you really have one chance to do this… to play hockey for a living, you have one chance at your career, and you have to take full advantage of it.
Patrick Kane
If you do something wrong, it's going to be all over the place. Not only does that go for me, but anyone in here. You just really have to be aware of it.
Patrick Kane
I wouldn't be face-washing anyone in real life. I'd be skating to the bench real fast to get away.
Patrick Kane
You grow up… you spend five years rooming with each other, and you're going to get sick of each other at times. And you're going to have some good times as well.
Patrick Kane
I myself feel that I'm a well-rounded player and got a lot better defensively and without the puck as time has gone on.
Patrick Kane
I stickhandle a lot at practice. I watch a lot of hockey, so I try to either pick up something from other players or watch some video and see what kind of move would work in the same situation.
Patrick Kane
I think you grow up every year, every day. You learn something new and try to really worry about what's important in life.
Patrick Kane
There are some guys you definitely would not want dating your sister – especially hockey players.
Patrick Kane
Anytime you hear different things – whether it's trade rumors or people saying you're not living up to your complete potential – you're obviously going to get ticked off about that.
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