Patrick Kane in action, showcasing his skills as he prepares for a return to the NHL with potential new teams.
Discover the latest on Patrick Kane's NHL return, including his storied career highlights and the top teams he's considering joining.

The NHL trade rumor mill is churning about Patrick Kane. Speculation indicates that he has narrowed down his potential team choices.

According to Pierre LeBrun, a TSN and Athletic Hockey Insider, Kane has a shortlist of four to five teams he is willing to go to. His agent, Pat Brisson, has started the interview process with teams, and although there’s no set timeline for a decision, the field has been limited.

NHL Rumors: Patrick Kane linked to the Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars

A Closer Look at Patrick Kane’s Impressive Career and His Next Move in the NHL

Kane is in a position to make a significant impact wherever he lands. Kane’s career is nothing short of remarkable. Drafted first overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Kane has been a key player in the league, winning three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks in 2010, 2013, and 2015.

In 2013, he earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs. His 2015–16 season was particularly stellar, leading the NHL with 106 points (46 goals, 60 assists), making him the first American-born player to win both the Art Ross Trophy as the scoring leader and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player.

In 2020, Kane became the youngest U.S. player to reach 1,000 career regular-season points, further solidifying his status as one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players.

As he looks to continue his illustrious career, Kane is reportedly considering a select few teams. Rumors suggest that his shortlist includes the Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, and Detroit Red Wings. Each of these teams offers unique opportunities and challenges, making his decision one of the most closely watched in recent NHL history.

As fans eagerly await Kane’s return, his track record of success and experience is sure to bring excitement and heightened competition to the league.


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