Official: Patrick Kane will not return to the Chicago Blackhawks

Graham Montgomery
June 8, 2024  (7:59 PM)

Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Kane addressing the media during his end of season exit interview
Photo credit: Detroit Red Wings

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson all but confirmed that Patrick Kane will not ne signing with the team this summer.

The 35-year-old Kane is coming off a strong season with the Detroit Red Wings after recovering from offseason hip-resurfacing surgery. He tallied 20 goals and 47 points in 50 regular-season games, proving that he still is an elite NHL level player. However, he only signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings last summer, sparking rumors that he could potentially come back to Chicago in order to mentor Connor Bedard.
Hawks GM Kyle Davidson said you can probably put the Patrick Kane return rumors to rest 😔

Unfortunately for Blackhawks fans, Kyle Davidson has made it clear Kane will not be signing with the team this summer. Blackhawks reporter Charlie Roumeliotis had the full quote.
#Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson on possibility of Patrick Kane reunion: "He did have a really good year. We're all really happy to see that after having his hip procedure last offseason. That was great to see. I think we made some really tough decisions on some longstanding players. I don't foresee us going back on that."

Blackhawks fans do not seem to be particularly surprised by this news. After all, it would seem rather odd for the team to sign Kane a year after trading him away to the New York Rangers. Luckily, they still have Connor Bedard to look forward to watching in his second pro season next year.
It really isn't all that surprising that Kyle Davidson shut down the Patrick Kane rumors.

It would be thrilling to watch him play with Connor Bedard but it's just not happening.


Bedard is the favorite to win the Calder Trophy this year as NHL rookie of the year after he put up 22 goals and 61 points in 68 games. Can he bring a new era of winning hockey back to Chicago? Only time will tell.
Source: RedWingsInsider
Patrick Kane will not be returning to Chicago
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