Throwback Thursday: Patrick Kane and Greg Oden were drafted in the same year

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Two kids from Buffalo were drafted in 2007; Patrick Kane was drafted No. 1 overall in the NHL draft and Greg Oden was drafted No. 1 overall in the NBA draft.

Kane panned out a little better than Oden did in their respected sports.

Oden, who was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers, played in a total of 105 games throughout his three seasons in the NBA. The former Ohio State star’s NBA career was hindered by multiple knee injuries and never lived up to expectations.

Kane, who’s played in 576 games and scored 205 goals for the Blackhawks, is a different story.

He’s won two Stanley Cups with Chicago and earned the 2013 Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the postseason.

Patrick Kane’s hands are so sick we may need a doctor. #ANAvsCHI #StanleyCuphttps://t.co/0uLO9h553m — NHL (@NHL) May 28, 2015

Thus far, you can guess which former 2007 No. 1 overall pick had a better career.

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