BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Patrick Kane's grandfather and uncle stood on the porch of their south Buffalo home, reminiscing about Wednesday night's winning goal.
"I got some buddies from Buffalo here, they drove down, made their way...my five family members, I love 'em!" said Kane after the win"
And many were not surprised Kane took the time to recognize his hometown, right in the middle of all the limelight.
"He always remembers his roots, and he always remembers where he started from," said Don Kane, Patrick's uncle.
"Here he was, he just won the Stanley Cup. He just scored probably the biggest goal in his career and the first people he recognized was his four buddies from south Buffalo that drove to see the game," said Buffalo Common Councilmen Michael Kearns.
"He recognizes where he came from. Typical south Buffalo kid," said John Lawler, a Buffalo resident.
Patrick's former coach, Matt English says Kane was more than just your average player.
"There was something special about Pat," said English.
His family tells us Kane played hockey virtually everyday.
"To get to the NHL you have to have a lot of heart. To win the Stanley Cup is unbelievable, but to get to the NHL takes heart and a lot of skill," said English.
And even though it isn't for the hometown team, Patrick's family says the Queen City finally got their Stanley Cup.
"The family was behind him. Everybody is excited and we're happy for Buffalo to be honest with you. You know we haven't had a Stanley Cup, even though it's not the Sabres we're going to bring it home anyway," said Don Kane.