Patrick Kane Reveals the Details on his Relationship with Auston Matthews

Published September 2, 2023 at 0:15

Generational talents are obviously a rarity, but the United States have been fortunate to witness three emerge in the last two decades.

Had the NHL and Gary Bettman managed to navigate a path to the Olympics, fans would have been blessed to watch the likes of Auston Matthews and Jack Hughes share the ice with the icon, Patrick Kane.

An Upcoming Opportunity


Considering the next opportunity for this to happen isn't until 2026, the aging Patrick Kane shares his thoughts on Auston Matthews and the likelihood of them playing together:

"We stay in touch throughout the season and got a lot of respect for him as a player, how good he is at scoring goals, his shot, just his overall game,"

"He's become one of the best players in the league, so would've been huge to have that type of player on the U.S. team and maybe get a chance to play with him as well. Hopefully, we can get a chance to play together in the future, another big tournament, and have that opportunity."

"I just think in general, for USA Hockey, we would've put together a pretty competitive team, and that's disappointing,"

"I don't think that'll change four years from now, but would've been fun to have that opportunity and welcome the next generation of USA hockey players and be able to be part of that.

Kane's comments reflect an understanding that his shining days as a superstar are drawing near a close. We can only hope that the NHL finds a way to return to the Olympic playing field in 2026 where maybe we can watch Kane represent the United States one more time in Olympic Hockey.

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