Thanks to Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel, Johnny Gaudreau, Brock Boeser and Dylan Larkin among others, the NHL boasts the best collection of young American players since the days of Mike Modano, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Tkachuk, Mike Richter and Bill Guerin. But make no mistake: Patrick Kane, 30, is still the NHL’s top American. With 12 goals and 35 points in an active 16-game scoring streak, he’s playing like the NHL MVP.
Sorry Auston, but Patrick Kane is still America’s best
About the Author: Carson J Cooper
Carson J. Cooper quit his job as a banker to pursue his dream to be a sportswriter. He believes in pitching inside, hip checks, slow curves, hair flowing out of a helmet, afternoon baseball, making the pitcher bat, keeping an ace kicker, watching Hockey Night in Canada, Jack Morris's forkball, Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball and the legend of Gordie Howe.