- Left home at 14 to begin his hockey career with the Honeybaked AAA Hockey Club and lived with former NHL player Pat Verbeek.
- Represented the U.S. in the World Junior Hockey Championship in 2007.
- Was the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NHL Draft.
- Won the 2008 Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the top rookie in the NHL.
- Along with teammate Jonathan Toews, sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at a Chicago Cubs game in 2008.
- Pictured on the cover of video game NHL 10. He is the second American-born player to make the cover.
- Won a sliver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver as part of the men's hockey team.
- Pat Kane — Father
- Erika — Sister
- Jacqueline — Sister
- Donna Kane — Mother
- Jessica — Sister