Patrick Kane dominates Hart Trophy voting

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane became the first American-born player in the modern era* to win the Hart Trophy on Wednesday.

Kane won the 2016 Art Ross Trophy by leading the NHL with a career-high 106 points, generating a 17-point edge on second-place finisher Jamie Benn. Kane’s second-best output was 88 points in 2009-10, so this past campaign was easily his most productive.

Benn and Sidney Crosby were the other finalists for the 2016 Hart Trophy.

Michael Keaton presented the award, though not as Batman or Birdman. Kane gave some love to “Batman Returns” and Keaton in general.

* – It turns out he might not actually be the first U.S.-born player to do so, technically:

Either way, Kane really mopped up awards in 2015-16, as his fellow players also gave him the nod for the Ted Lindsay.

Here is how the MVP voting went:

2015-2016 Hart Trophy Voting

Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th)
1. Patrick Kane, CHI 1395 (121-22-5-2-0)
2. Sidney Crosby, PIT 800 (11-64-31-24-15)
3. Jamie Benn, DAL 637 (8-34-40-34-17)
4. Braden Holtby, WSH 292 (5-13-19-13-17)
5. Joe Thornton, SJS 267 (0-8-19-31-23)
6. Alex Ovechkin, WSH 212 (2-6-18-13-21)
7. Jaromir Jagr, FLA 60 (1-1-5-4-6)
8. Anze Kopitar, LAK 53 (1-0-2-8-9)
9. Erik Karlsson, OTT 44 (0-1-4-2-11)
10. Ben Bishop, TBL 42 (1-1-1-4-8)
11. Drew Doughty, LAK 29 (0-0-2-5-4)
12. Vladimir Tarasenko, STL 13 (0-0-1-1-5)
13. John Tavares, NYI 10 (0-0-0-2-4)
14. Joe Pavelski, SJS 8 (0-0-0-2-2)
15. Roberto Luongo, FLA 8 (0-0-0-1-5)
16. Claude Giroux, PHI 6 (0-0-1-0-1)
17. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
Cory Schneider, NJD 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
19. Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH 4 (0-0-0-1-1)
20. Brent Burns, SJS 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
Ryan Getzlaf, ANA 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
Ryan Kesler, ANA 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
23. Kris Letang, PIT 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Hart Trophy Winners Since 1990

Year Winner Runner-up
2016 Patrick Kane, Chi. Sidney Crosby, Pit.
2015 Carey Price, Mtl. Alex Ovechkin, Wsh.
2014 Sidney Crosby, Pit. Ryan Getzlaf, Ana.
2013 Alex Ovechkin, Wsh. Sidney Crosby, Pit.
2012 Evgeni Malkin, Pit. Steven Stamkos, T.B.
2011 Corey Perry, Ana. Daniel Sedin, Van.
2010 Henrik Sedin, Van. Alex Ovechkin, Wsh.
2009 Alex Ovechkin, Wsh. Evgeni Malkin, Pit.
2008 Alex Ovechkin, Wsh. Evgeni Malkin, Pit.
2007 Sidney Crosby, Pit. Roberto Luongo, Van.
2006 Joe Thornton, S.J. Jaromir Jagr, NYR
2004 Martin St. Louis, T.B. Jarome Iginla, Cgy.
2003 Peter Forsberg, Col. Markus Naslund, Van.
2002 Jose Theodore, Mtl. Jarome Iginla, Cgy.
2001 Joe Sakic, Col. Mario Lemieux, Pit.
2000 Chris Pronger, St.L Jaromir Jagr, Pit.
1999 Jaromir Jagr, Pit. Alexei Yashin, Ott.
1998 Dominik Hasek, Buf. Jaromir Jagr, Pit.
1997 Dominik Hasek, Buf. Paul Kariya, Ana.
1996 Mario Lemieux, Pit. Mark Messier, NYR
1995 Eric Lindros, Phi. Jaromir Jagr, Pit.
1994 Sergei Fedorov, Det. Dominik Hasek, Buf.
1993 Mario Lemieux, Pit. Doug Gilmour, Tor.
1992 Mark Messier, NYR Patrick Roy, Mtl.
1991 Brett Hull, St.L Wayne Gretzky, L.A.
1990 Mark Messier, Edm. Ray Bourque, Bos.