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BLOG: Kane's No. 88 Retired by London Knights

As forward nears 1,000 points, he went back to his roots on Friday as the London Knights retired his No. 88

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

As Patrick Kane closed in on 1,000 career points with his 999th mark on Saturday night in Toronto, he went back to where it all started. 

On Friday night, Kane, his family, Blackhawks staff and players ventured to London, Ontario, where the London Knights retired No. 88 in recognition of Kane's 145-point campaign in just 58 games during the 2006-07 season. 

Video: Kane's banner raising in London

Kane became the first player to have his number retired by the Knights after playing just one season, making the jump to the Blackhawks the following year after going No. 1 overall in the 2007 NHL Draft. 

Go behind-the-scenes with Kane on his special night here.

Tweet from @88PKane: Thank you @GoLondonKnights for a night my family and I will never forget pic.twitter.com/ISWkFZ2USE

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Proud.Congrats on having your @GoLondonKnights jersey raised to the rafters, Kaner! #ThatsHockeyBaby pic.twitter.com/gSyGcnEpGq

Tweet from @BoqvistAdam: @GoLondonKnights wow😍 pic.twitter.com/ErSSPniGVy

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