Blackhawks' Patrick Kane counts to 1,000 in new meditation video

In honour of Patrick Kane's 1000th NHL game, here are the top 10 moments from his NHL career with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane is counting to 1,000 in a guided meditation video to help people fall asleep, in celebration of his 1,000th NHL game.

The Blackhawks posted the video to their YouTube channel on Monday night, as Kane gets set to reach the milestone on Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.

"You're looking at it at first like, 'What am I doing here?'" Kane said of the video after Tuesday's pre-game skate, according to Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times. "But from what I hear, it seems like it got a pretty good reaction, so it's fun to do stuff like that sometimes."

Kane also recorded a video message to Blackhawks fans, thanking them for their continued support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We miss your energy, we miss your passion," Kane said to the fans. "As my 1,000th game approaches, I can't help but think of you guys. These great moments are meant to be shared with friends, family and obviously you great fans.

"I've dreamed of sharing this moment with you so that's what we're going to do. When it's safe to pack the United Center with all 21,000-plus of the best fans in sports, we'll share that moment together.

Kane will become the 53rd American-born player to reach the 1,000 game mark. With 400 goals and 660 assists through 999 career games, he ranks seventh in all-time American scoring -- three points behind Joe Mullen for sixth and five points behind Keith Tkachuk for fifth.

As the only player in the top nine American-born scorers who's yet to play 1,000 games -- and as a three-time Stanley Cup champion -- Kane is widely recognized as one of the all-time greatest players from the United States.

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