Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane is named the NHL’s No. 1 Star after November to remember

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 02: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks moves up the ice against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center on November 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Kings 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO – It was an offseason full of controversy for all the wrong reasons for one of the Blackhawks’ faces of the franchise.

But at the start of the 2015-2016, Patrick Kane is making news for the right reasons on the ice.

To add to what may already be the best start of the young NHL star’s career, the forward was named the NHL’s No. 1 Star for November on Tuesday. He was deserving of the honor after scoring a point in every game played during the month which is part of his American-born player record of 19-straight contests with at least a goal or assist.

During the 13 games in November Kane scored eight goals, including two game winners, while dishing out 15 assists. Kane also had a plus/minus of seven during that stretch.

It adds to an impressive start for the forward who has 14 goals and 23 assists for the season for a total of 37 points. At the moment he had a great chance to best his career high in all of those categories which came during the 2009-2010 season when Kane had 30 goals and 58 assists.

Kane and the Blackhawks return home tonight after a six-game West Coast road trip to face the Minnesota Wild at the United Center.