There's something about Patrick Kane.
Maybe it's his ability to consistently step up in big moments, or his reputation for partying like a rockstar. Maybe it's his objectively awful (but also somehow awesome) playoff mullet, or his unique ability to hypnotize defenders and opposing goaltenders with his puck-handling. Maybe it's the two Stanley Cup championships, and playing for an original six franchise in a major media market.
Whatever it is, Kane is a superstar. That fact was further cemented on Monday by Kane's presence in a new Gatorade commercial, in which he stars alongside Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt, Miami Heat shooting guard Dwayne Wade and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper - three of the biggest names in North American professional sports.
Here's the commercial, in which Kane gives the camera a serious "woo!"
It might seem silly, but Kane's (and the NHL's) prominent position in this ad seems like something that may not have occurred a few years ago. Kane's star continues to shine bright, while his "wooing" skill is as good as anything seen since How I Met Your Mother's heyday (come to think of it, Barney Stinson is basically Kane's spirit animal).
Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Jerry Lai