Patrick Kane: “My heart was in Detroit”

His debut is on the horizon!



The Detroit Red Wings made a significant acquisition by signing former Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane to a one-year contract this week worth $2.75 million. And while he won't make his Red Wings debut until at least next week, fans are excited to see him step onto the ice wearing the Winged Wheel. 

The Red Wings took on Kane's former New York Rangers teammates last night, and during the intermission, Kane joined the broadcast crew on TNT to further explain his decision to sign in Detroit and divulged that the Red Wings felt like the best fit for him. 

“Two or three weeks ago, we started interviewing with teams that were either interested or I was interested [in],” Kane told the crew at TNT of the interview process. “And kind of went from there. So, it was a tough decision, especially through the whole process. It felt like a long time. It’s been about almost six months since the surgery."

“My heart was in Detroit. I would think about a place and it’d be all about that place for a day. My heart and my mind would, for some reason, always come back to Detroit. So it seemed like the right fit for me.”

Joining the Red Wings, who feature his former Blackhawks teammate Alex DeBrincat on the roster, also helped make the decision that much more easier.

“I had a lot of success with [DeBrincat] in Chicago playing there the last couple of years we were there,” Kane said. “He’s a great kid. He’s a fun kid to be around. We were very close on the ice, obviously, but even off the ice as well. He became one of my better friends.

“I think one of the things I really respected about him was he wasn’t afraid to tell me what to do on the ice or give it back to me if we were getting a little heated on the bench.”

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Source: Yahoo Sports