Evander Kane facing Sexual Assault and Domestic Battery
Updated: Oct 11, 2021
Evander Kane, the hockey left winger for the San Jose Sharks, will not be participating in training camp or any activities for the Sharks until further notice after it was alleged he has bet on NHL games. The NHL announced Wednesday there was no evidence to support those claims following the investigation.
The NHL stated, "The investigation uncovered no evidence to corroborate Ms. Kane's accusations that Mr. Kane bet or otherwise participated in gambling on NHL games, and no evidence to corroborate the allegations that Mr. Kane 'threw' games or did not put forward his best effort to help the Sharks win games," the NHL statement said. "To the contrary, the evidence raises doubts about the veracity of the allegations."
However, those aren’t the only allegations against Kane as he was charged with sexual assault and domestic battery by his estranged wife, Anna Kane, who was also the one that leaked that her former husband was betting on games.
Kane’s attorney denied those charges, but the team said it came to an agreement with Kane that he won't participate in camp until further notice while the league looks into the allegations.
San Jose general manager Doug Wilson stated, "Well, it's not ideal," San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said. "But there is an ongoing investigation from the NHL. And we released our statement. The focus has to be on our guys here today and the things that we can control, but also respect the process going through dealing with some very serious allegations and things that need to be addressed."
The fourth overall pick back in the 2009 NHL Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, Kane led the Sharks with 22 goals and 49 points in 56 games last season. He has scored 506 points (264 goals, 242 assists) and has 988 penalty minutes in 769 regular-season games with the Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets and Thrashers and 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 29 Stanley Cup Playoff games.