Blackhawks Take Kane With No. 1 pick In NHL Draft

The team is trying to rebuild a once-proud franchise after four consecutive losing seasons.

Kane is a 5-foot-9, 160-pound right wing. The Buffalo, New York., native scored 62 goals and had 83 assists in 58 games last season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.

The N-H-L Central Scouting Service rated Kane the Number Two skater in North America. He's expected to give the Blackhawks a creative scorer and deft puck-handler. Chicago went 31-42-and-9 a year ago.