East Meadow, NY- Noah Kane is a Junior forward at Long Island University, and if the last name Kane sounds familiar, it should. Noah Kane is cousins with Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane.
Noah Kane’s Collegiate Career
The Buffalo, New York native is in his first season with the LIU Sharks and previously appeared in 45 games for the Mercyhurst University Lakers from 2020-22, tallying nine goals and 11 assists. In 18 games with LIU, Kane has one goal and five assists.
“I think there’s definitely room for improvement, and I’ve been focused on being an impact player each game, whether it’s producing offensively or being reliable defensively,” Kane said. “The style coach [Brett] Riley likes is guys that can play both ends of the ice and our culture, and our team’s identity is just always playing hard and blocking shots…that type of stuff.”
“So I think that aspect of my game is coming along and is becoming more well-rounded,” Kane said.
Noah’s Relationship With Patrick
It’s not every day that you can say your cousin has over 1,000 career NHL points, but Noah Kane surely can.
Despite an 11-year age cap, Noah and Patrick have had a strong relationship that has only become stronger over the past couple of years.
“As I got older, I think we just found a way to see each other more and communicate a little bit better. So I definitely have relied on him the last couple of years for some advice,” Kane said.
When Noah Kane spends time around his 34-year-old cousin, he tries to be a sponge.
“I think I just try and absorb everything I can from him and be a little sponge when I’m with him and pick his brain about ways to improve my game and any advice he has on my game, which is helpful,” Kane said.” Also, just looking at things he does away from the rink. The way he takes care of his body, [the way he] just goes about his business as a professional, I think is just really important and something I’ve learned a lot from.
“I look up to him for it.”
Noah Kane’s fondest memories with his cousin include a trip back to London, Ontario, and the 2007 NHL Draft in Columbus, Ohio.
“When we went to go watch him in London [Ontario], I just remember the crowd was going crazy, and I remember him getting the sombrero in the locker room after the game, and I was probably pretty young to really understand like how big of a moment that was,” Kane said.
“But something else that I remember was from the draft in Columbus. And it was me and all of our cousins, we were playing miny sticks and bumped into people in the hallways and some other players. That was just kind of funny.”
We all know that the New York Islanders are one of the teams we could see Patrick Kane on in the future. After this year, Noah will be a senior at LIU and wouldn’t mind having his cousin on Long Island.
“That would be awesome. I think me and my family would try and sneak off to as many games as we could and sneak a round of golf or two in there as well. So that would definitely be awesome for sure,” Kane said.
For anyone who adores Patrick Kane, his best piece of advice to his cousin Noah is something that we can all stand to learn from.
“Just be confident. Always believe in yourself, no matter what’s going on in the situation.”