It was a Knight to remember in London on Friday.
The Knights honoured 2006-07 OHL and CHL Rookie of the Year Patrick Kane prior to puck drop against the Sudbury Wolves, raising his #88 banner to the heights of Budweiser Gardens.
Kane, who went on to be the first overall pick of the 2007 NHL Draft, recorded 145 points (62-83–145) in 58 games with London before embarking on a decorated NHL career that has included three Stanley Cup titles with the Chicago Blackhawks.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Kane was the NHL’s Rookie of the Year in 2008 and won the Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award as NHL MVP in 2015-16. He’s recorded 998 points (380-618–998) over 951 career regular season NHL contests. His NHL playoff career has yielded 123 points (50-73–123) over 127 appearances.