Patrick Kane signed an $84 million, eight-year extension to remain with the Chicago Blackhawks for the duration of his NHL career, so what did Kaner do to celebrate his new deal? He played in a recreational men’s league in his hometown of Buffalo and proceeded to dominate.
Kane had to take a substantial pay cut to suit up for the Piranhas Hockey Club, which plays in the Performax Hockey League and the two-time Stanley Cup champion and former Conn Smythe winner promptly lit up the competition that had no answer for the Blackhawks’ right wing.
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Can you imagine playing on the same line as Kane and having one of the top players in the NFL and a hometown hero playing on the same ice as you and your buddies?
Heck, just think how awesome it would be if you are the goalie on the other team and try to deal with the sick mitts of one of the game’s best playmakers who has earned the nickname “Showtime” with his flair for the dramatic and highlight-reel plays.
Kane scored five goals and had five assists on the night, but he wasn’t even the leading goal scorer for his own team. That honor went to former Canisius College standout Vinny Scarsella, who scored seven goals while playing on the same line as Kane. Scarsella played last season with the Utah Grizzlies in the ECHL.
You can see the game’s box score here via TSN’s BarDown.
Maybe, the Blackhawks should invite Scarsella to training camp this offseason considering his chemistry with Kane, huh?
Not so much, but talk about a memory he will take with him the rest of his life.
Now I’m off to my rec. league softball game where I hope to see former Chicago White Sox first baseman and Hall of Famer, Frank Thomas show up and hit some dingers.