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Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane wins Hart Award as the NHL MVP

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks speaks after

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks speaks after winning the Hart Trophy awarded to the player who is the most valuable to his team during the 2016 NHL Awards at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller

LAS VEGAS — The Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane capped a remarkable season by being awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy, given to the NHL’s most valuable player, during the 2016 NHL Awards on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Kane’s remarkable season 2015-16 season included a 26-game points streak, a Hawks franchise record and the longest ever by an American. The 27-year-old finished with career highs with 46 goals, 60 assists and 106 points to become the first U.S.-born player to lead the league in scoring.

Kane topped the voting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association with the Penguins’ Sidney Crosby finishing second followed by Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars.

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