Patrick Kane lived every aspiring hockey player's dream in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals when he scored the winning goal in overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks their first National Hockey League (NHL) championship in almost 50 years. Although Kane was barely 21 years old at the time, the goal was just the latest in a long list of accomplishments. Despite being shorter and smaller than the average hockey player, he demonstrated that speed, skill, and will were the keys to success on the rink. "A lot of things drive me," the player told Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. "What it comes down to is I want to be the best."
Kane was born in hockey-mad Buffalo, New York,...Read more
- November 19, 1988