Sunday, April 10, 2016

Kane Makes History by Winning Art Ross Trophy

Chicago Blackhawks' center Patrick Kane became the first American to win the NHL scoring title as the league's regular season closed its books on Sunday. Kane was the NHL's lone 100-point scorer in the NHL this season, amassing 46 goals and 60 assists, both career highs.

The next-closest player in points was Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars, who finished with 89.

Kane had a 26-game points streak this season, which was the longest ever for an American-born player and the longest in the NHL since the 1992-93 season.

The 27-year-old has 663 points in 658 NHL games to date.

Kane does not hold the all-time points record for an American-born player, however. Pat LaFontaine put up 148 for the Buffalo Sabres in 1992-93, but finished second for the Art Ross Trophy to Mario Lemieux that year.