The fans have spoken! In the 2019 Fans Choice Awards social-exclusive voting category of Photo of the Year, this snapshot of Patrick Kane celebrating a goal against Detroit on February 10, 2019, took home the top prize.
The photo, taken by Bill Smith, earned 55% of the votes in the final round, beating out the shot of Jonathan Toews scoring in a shootout against the Islanders. More than 10,000 fans participated on Instagram in the final round alone and the photo of Patrick Kane won by less than 100 votes!
The rest of the Fans Choice Awards winners will be announced later this week. Fans who submitted their votes on Blackhawks.com last week were entered to win one of several autographed prizes. If chosen as a winner, the fan will be contacted via the email address they provided later this week.