Three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kane ‘agrees to one-year deal with Detroit Red Wings’ after sitting out the start of the season following hip surgery

  • Kane is best known for winning three cups with Chicago – Detroit’s biggest rival
  • He spent the 2022-23 season between the Blackhawks and New York Rangers  
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Chicago Blackhawks legend Patrick Kane appears to be joining his former rivals, the Detroit Red Wings.

Kane, who finished last season with the New York Rangers, has remained a free agent as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired hip.

Now, according to multiple reports, the three-time Stanley Cup winner has agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Wings.

Detroit spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation.  

Kane, 35, has been a hot commodity on the free-agent market, but had been holding off on a new deal until his rehab from hip surgery was further along.

Kane, who finished last season with the New York Rangers, is coming off hip surgery 

The Rangers, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs were among other interested teams, according to The Athletic.

Kane had his hip resurfaced on June 1 and was given a six-month recovery timeline.

The Buffalo native has been rehabbing in the Toronto area, according to The Athletic.

The good news for Kane is that he will rejoin his former Blackhawks lineman, Alex DeBrincat, whom he played with for several seasons in Chicago.

The Red Wings have surprised many this year by jumping out to an 11-6-3 start.