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Forward recognized alongside frontline hero Qudus Rabiu of Rush Hospital in Chicago as NHL's Central Division Stars of the Month

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum /

Patrick Kane led the NHL in scoring during the month of February, and as a result, has been named the Central Division's Co-Star of the Month alongside local frontline hero Qudus Rabiu. 

The forward's 24 points (7G, 17A) in 13 games during February paced the NHL, as did his 17 assists. Kane scored at least three points in five games during the month, twice posting four-point outings. He capped off the month in style with his 400th career NHL goal coming on Sunday night against Detroit, becoming just the fourth Blackhawk and 100th NHL player all-time to reach 400 goals. 

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Kane paced all forwards in average time on ice during the month (22:51), found the scoresheet in 10 of his 13 appearance. Twice during the month, he was named the NHL's Second Star of the Week, most recently for his performance last week with eight points (3G, 5A) in four games. 

Fellow Blackhawk Alex DeBrincat finished the month third in NHL scoring with nine goals and 10 assists in 13 games. 

Along with Kane's on-ice performance, the NHL is celebrating the remarkable efforts of the off-ice stars who make it possible for games to be played amid a pandemic by honoring frontline healthcare heroes from the regions represented by the league's monthly Stars.

This month, Qudus Rabiu, R.N. at Chicago's Rush Hospital, is being recognized for his tireless work over the last year. 

Qudus helped convert the orthopedic floor at Rush Hospital -- located in the shadows of the United Center and Fifth Third Arena -- into a COVID-19 response unit as the pandemic hit, caring for those who were diagnosed with COVID-19. He has also provided mentorship and support for new nurses in the unit as well, training them with increased demands on the healthcare system.

"It has been an honor being on the frontlines and caring for others during these trying times," Qudus said. "I encourage everyone to continue washing their hands and wearing a facial mask regularly to reduce the spread of this virus, so we can come back into the arena and cheer our Hawks on! Go Blackhawks!"

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