CHICAGO (AP) -Patrick Kane, the first overall pick in last month's NHL draft, signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.
The 18-year-old forward is a ``dynamic and exciting'' player who ``will get every opportunity to earn a spot on the opening night roster,'' Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon said.
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Kane led the Ontario Hockey League in scoring last season with 62 goals and 83 assists with the London Knights and was the OHL's rookie of the year.
``The Blackhawks organization has treated my family and me in a first class manner and I'm looking forward to a long and exciting career with the team,'' Kane said in a statement. ``The first step will be to come to what will be a very competitive training camp and earn a spot on the roster.''
Blackhawks camp opens Sept. 13.
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