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Brent Burns

Chicago's Patrick Kane wins the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

After Patrick Kane added three more awards to his overflowing trophy case, he took a moment to appreciate his new place in American hockey history.

The Chicago Blackhawks' NHL scoring champion won the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night, becoming the first player born and trained in the U.S. to be named the league's most valuable player.

Kane also claimed the Ted Lindsay Award after his fellow players recognized him as the game's most outstanding player at the league's annual postseason awards show in Las Vegas. He even accepted the Art Ross Trophy in recognition of leading the league with his 106-point season — another first for an American player.

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