Is Patrick Kane playing tonight against the Ottawa senators? 2 March 2023 

Fans will not have to wait longer to see Patrick Kane in action with his new team New York Rangers takes on the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.

Patrick Kane in a file photo (credits: instagram)
By Niranjan Shivalkar | Mar 2, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Prior to the NHL trade deadline, the New York Rangers made a big impact by acquiring star winger Patrick Kane from the Chicago Blackhawks. Fans will not have to wait much longer to see Kane in action with his new team, as the 34-year-old will take the ice for the Rangers against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. With the Blackhawks, Kane has had a successful season, scoring 45 points in 54 games. Before making his Rangers debut, Kane seems to need some time to get used to his new environment, though. 

Debut for Rangers 

A four-game point run that started with a two-goal performance against the Senators will be carried by the 34-year-old player into the game. Moreover, he recorded two goals and an assist against the Dallas Stars, one against the Vegas Golden Knights, and three goals and an assist against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kane missed the two games before the deal, thus he hasn’t played since February 22. In 54 games thus far this season, he has 16 goals and 29 assists. 

The Senators are coming into this game on a three-game winning streak, which includes two consecutive six-goal games against the Detroit Red Wings. The Senators defeated the Red Wings 6-1 and 6-2 in back-to-back games on home ice on Monday and Tuesday after upsetting the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Saturday.  In 20 games against the Senators in his career, Kane has 12 goals and 21 assists.

Kane’s run with the Blackhawks

Professional ice hockey player Patrick Kane has played with the Chicago Blackhawks his whole career. When the team selected him in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, he was already one of the most productive and well-known players in the league. With 21 goals and 51 points in 82 games during his debut season, Patrick Kane had an immediate impact. He immediately became one of the Blackhawks’ most gifted players, and in 2010 he assisted the team in winning its first Stanley Cup in 49 years. Kane won the Conn Smythe Award as the most valuable player in the playoffs after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime in the decisive Game 6 of the Finals. 

Kane has consistently put up tremendous numbers over the years, contributing to the Blackhawks winning two more Stanley Cups in 2013 and 2015. He has earned the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer, the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL PA’s most outstanding player, and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. He has also been chosen to play in the NHL All-Star Game nine times. Patrick Kane has gained notoriety off the ice for his civic engagement and charity endeavors. In 2011, he founded the Patrick Kane Foundation, which provides funding to programmes and organizations that support cancer research, education, and programmes that give kids and teenagers the chance to play sports.

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