Evander Frank Kane is a professional ice hockey left winger for the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League. The Atlanta Thrashers selected Kane fourth overall in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, he was a member of Team Canada, who won gold.
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Evander Kane Early Life
Kane’s father was an amateur boxer and hockey player, and his mother, a volleyball player, was also involved in sports. This had a significant impact on Kane’s decision to pursue a career in athletics as an adult.
He attended John Oliver Secondary School and participated in a variety of sports such as baseball, soccer, and basketball. When he was eight years old, he began playing ice hockey for the first time. Kane was already competing in many events by the time he reached his teenage years, notably for the North Shore Winter Club.
Evander Kane Career
The Vancouver Giants selected Kane 19th overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft. Due to other Giants players’ international obligations in the World Junior Championships, he received his first WHL call-up for a game against the Seattle Thunderbirds on December 13, 2006. Later, as part of the Giants’ 2007 Memorial Cup win, he appeared in two Memorial Cup games and recorded an assist.
After the Giants swept the Prince George Cougars in the first round of the 2009 playoffs, Kane scored a double-overtime game-winner to force a seventh game against the Spokane Chiefs in the second round. The Giants were eliminated in six games by the Kelowna Rockets in the semi-finals after eliminating the Chiefs in the seventh game. Kane scored 15 points in 17 postseason games.
The Atlanta Thrashers selected Kane fourth overall. On July 20, 2009, the Thrashers signed Kane to an entry-level contract, less than a month later. Kane made the Thrashers’ lineup for the 2009–10 season right out of his first NHL training camp. On October 3, 2009, he earned his first NHL point with an assist on Rich Peverley’s goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in his NHL debut. Five days later, on October 8, he scored his first goal, defeating Chris Mason with a snap shot in a 4–2 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Later in the season, on March 1, 2012, he had a four-point game (two goals and two assists) in a 7–0 win over the Florida Panthers. Kane signed a six-year, $31.5 million contract deal with the Jets on September 15, 2012. Kane was dealt to the Buffalo Sabres on February 11, 2015, along with Zach Bogosian and Jason Kasdorf’s rights, for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, and a conditional first-round choice in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Kane was suspended for one game after cross-checking Vegas Golden Knights forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare during Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals on April 26, 2018. Kane scored four goals and added five points in nine playoff games. Kane was re-signed by the Sharks on May 24, 2018, to a seven-year, $49 million contract worth $7 million per year. Kane has expressed his desire to play for the Sharks for the rest of his career.
Kane reported on March 14, 2019, that his wife Anna experienced a miscarriage at 26 weeks with a girl they named Eva. Kane was sued by The Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas on November 4, 2019, after he defaulted on a half-million-dollar gambling bill. Kane allegedly received $500,000 in gambling markers from the casino in April, while the Sharks were in Las Vegas for a playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, according to the lawsuit.
Kane and former player Akim Aliu co-founded the Hockey Diversity Alliance on June 8, 2020, to combat bigotry and racism in hockey. Kane became a parent on July 3, 2020, when his daughter Kensington was born. Kane reportedly filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in California on January 11, 2021, after accruing $26.8 million in debt.
Evander Kane Personal Life
Evander Kane has a wife named Anna Kane. Anna Kane is the estranged wife of NHL star Evander Kane, who is 29 years old. Since their wedding in 2018, the pair has had a tumultuous relationship. Despite her high-profile marriage, Anna prefers to stay out of the spotlight, but she does love being an active mom who enjoys hiking and taking luxurious vacation vacations, according to HITC.
Evander Kane Net Worth
Evander Frank Kane, a professional ice hockey left winger from Canada, is expected to have a net worth of $5 million in 2023. Evander Kane agreed to a seven-year, $49 million contract with the San Jose Sharks, which included a $12 million signing bonus, $49 million guaranteed, and a $7 million yearly average salary.
Perry Kane, Evander Kane’s father, and Sheri Kane, Evander Kane’s mother, are Evander Kane’s parents.
Anna is Evander Kane’s wife.
Evander Kane will be 30 years old in the year 2022.