When Chicago Blackhawks rookie Alex DeBrincat fired his first NHL goal past the shoulder of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price last night, he looked an awful lot like a certain other Hawks sniper. Comparisons to Patrick Kane have been made daily since the Hawks drafted DeBrincat 39th overall in 2016.
The two pint-sized snipers play a similar style that relies on incredible hands and a quick release to put up points. But, there’s something else that brings the pair together. Check out this incredible stat courtesy of Hawks blog Blackhawks Up:
That’s awesome! While we’re pretty sure GM Stan Bowman didn’t draw things up this way when he signed Patrick Sharp this offseason, it couldn’t have worked out any better.