The little kid in the background of the hockey card turned out to be a decent player himself.
Patrick Kane scored a milestone marker Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets, but it wasn't just that he became the highest-scoring American-born player in team history, or even that he moved into sole possession of sixth on the franchise's all-time goals list.
It was also noteworthy for another reason.
Yes, that's a young Kane sitting in the front row with his father watching his hometown Buffalo Sabres take on Sylvain Turgeon and the Ottawa Senators in the picture used on Turgeon's 1994-95 Pinnacle hockey card.
“He is five or six years old (in the photo), and what we notice is that he is not eating popcorn, not eating ice cream,” Patrick Kane, Sr., told Allen at the time. “He’s not dillydallying. He is watching the game.”
Clearly, all of that watching paid off.
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