Patrick Kane signs a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Detroit Red Wings after a 16-year stint with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Six months post hip surgery, Kane explored options with teams like the Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, and others.
Kane focused on two Eastern Conference teams in his final decision, ultimately choosing the Detroit Red Wings.
The contract does not include bonuses, highlighting Kane's commitment to his new team.
Relocating his family to Toronto for rehab, Kane worked with former NHL player Cody Goloubef to get back on the ice.
In Zoom meetings, Kane expressed his love for the game and his humility, emphasizing the need to "earn his spot."
Kane boasts an impressive NHL career with 1,237 points and 451 goals, ranking among the top active players.
Impressed by Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde's vision, Kane sees an opportunity for success in Detroit.
The move allows Kane to reunite with former Chicago linemate, Alex DeBrincat, adding a personal touch to his decision.
Throughout his rehab, Kane stayed connected with athletes like Nicklas Backstrom and Andy Murray, showcasing his determination and resilience.