Fantasy Hockey: RW Patrick Kane Stays Hot For Chicago Blackhawks

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One of the best feel-good stories of the shortened NHL season has been the reemergence of Chicago Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane.

Kane was almost forgot about in fantasy hockey drafts this winter, but the winger has quickly turned things around and has become one of the most valuable players in all of hockey.

In 35 games this season, Kane has amassed an absurd 43 points (19 goals and 24 assists). The Buffalo native is currently ranked fourth in the league in points and has been a steady fantasy contributor game after game.

Kane is averaging 1.23 points per contest, which is easily the highest point total of his six-year career. He is even playing 20:30 minutes per game, which is also the highest total of his career. The increase in ice time has no doubt had a positive effect on Kane’s fantasy production, so fantasy owners shouldn’t expect him to slow down anytime soon.

Many people thought that Kane would start to disappear after Chicago’s public none-losing streak came to an end, but the 24-year-old has continued to produce for fantasy owners on a nightly basis. Kane has truly become one of the safest fantasy options in all of hockey.

Kane will continue to be a top-10 fantasy option for the remainder of the season, so count yourself lucky if you have the winger penciled into your lineup.

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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