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NHL PLAYER, Evander Kane


Born Aug 02, 1991 -- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Selected by Winnipeg Jets round 1 #4 overall 2009 NHL Entry Draft

Evander Kane (born August 2, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left wing with The San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Selected fourth overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, he was drafted from the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

During his major junior career, he won the Memorial Cup with the Giants in 2007, finished as runner-up for the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as WHL rookie of the year in 2008and was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 2009. Kane also set the Giants' franchise record for single-season goals in 2008–09.

After Tavares, Victor Hedman and Duchene were taken with the top three picks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Kane was selected fourth overall by the Atlanta Thrashers. He became the highest drafted born-and-raised player from Vancouver since Paul Kariya was taken fourth overall in 1993 (Barry Beck was the highest at second overall in 1977), the highest drafted Vancouver Giants player in the history of the franchise (surpassing Gilbert Brulé, who was drafted sixth overall in 2005). and the highest drafted black player in NHL history. Less than a month later, the Thrashers signed Kane to an entry-level contract on July 20, 2009.

Kane made the Thrashers' lineup out of his first NHL training camp for the 2009–10 season. He recorded his first career NHL point in his debut on October 3, 2009, earning an assist on a goal by Rich Peverley against the Tampa Bay Lightning. His first goal was scored five days later, on October 8, beating Chris Mason with a snap shot in a 4–2 win over the St. Louis Blues. Kane finished his NHL rookie campaign with 14 goals and 26 points in 66 games, ranked 12th among first-year point-scorers.

On September 15, 2012, Kane signed a 6-year, $31.5 Million contract with the Jets.

As a result of the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Kane joined HC Dynamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was the first Canadian NHL player to sign a contract with the KHL. However after twelve games with the club, in which he recorded one goal, Kane was released by Dynamo. The club's athletic director suggested that Kane "could not adapt to hockey in the KHL," but also said that both sides mutually agreed to end the contract.

Internationally, Kane has won gold medals with Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and 2009 World Junior Championships. He has also competed in the 2010 IIHF World Championship.

On February 26, 2018, the Sabres traded Kane to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Danny O'Regan, a conditional first-round or second-round pick in 2019 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2020.

Source: Wikipedia


Kane plays key role in Sharks’ win October 19, 2018

Evander Kane helped defeat his former team last night, adding two assists in the San Jose Sharks’ 5-1 defeat of the Buffalo Sabres. The Vancouver-native would go on to finish the contest with 2 points, 5 shots on net and 3 hits. After finishing last season with San Jose averaging nearly a point per game (14 points in 17 games), the electric winger has gotten off to a fast start in 2018-19, registering 4 goals and 3 assists in his first 7 games of the season.

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Kane stays hot in Sharks’ rout October 10, 2018

Evander Kane scored two goals last night, as the San Jose Sharks steamrolled the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 8-2. The Vancouver-native also registered 7 shots on net and a +3 rating in the win, and would eventually go on to be named the 3rd of the contest. The speedy winger has had an excellent start to the season, tallying 4 goals in his first 4 games, while averaging over 5 shots on net per contest.

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Sharks’ confident in Kane as a difference-maker August 24, 2018

Signed to a seven-year contract extension in late May, Evander Kane will look to put the San Jose Sharks over the hump in 2018-19, and the team’s coaches and players all agree that the Winnipeg-native could very well be the missing piece of the puzzle. At just 27-years-old, Kane is entering the prime of his career, and his mixture of grit, speed and scoring ability are all assets that are vital to competing for a Stanley Cup ring. The talented winger showed he could mesh with the Sharks’ style of play, tallying 14 points (including 9 goals) in 17 games down the stretch last season.

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Kane earns new contract extension with Sharks May 25, 2018

Evander Kane signed a new 7-year contract on Thursday, after leading the San Jose Sharks into the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 27-year-old winger was integral to the Sharks’ excellent run-in to the playoffs, tallying 14 points (9 goals, 5 assists) in 17 games, following his trade deadline acquisition. He would go on to add 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist) in 9 playoff appearances, including a game-winning goal and 35 shots on net.

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Hertl and Kane lead the charge in Sharks’ romp April 17, 2018

The San Jose Sharks took a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first round series last night, steamrolling the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 8-1. Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane both scored in the win, their second and third goals of the playoffs, respectively. Besides scoring in a second consecutive game, Hertl put in a dominating performance in the faceoff circle, winning an impressive 67% (14 for 21) of his draws. Kane, meanwhile, continued to be a thorn in the Ducks’ side, registering 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist), 3 hits and another 4 shots on net (he leads the playoffs in this category with 17).

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Kane leads the charge in Sharks’ Game 1 win April 13, 2018

Playing in his first ever Stanley Cup Playoffs game, Evander Kane did not disappoint, tallying 2 goals in the San Jose Sharks 3-0 defeat of the Anaheim Ducks. The 26-year-old winger added 6 shots on net and 3 hits in the contest, and would go on to be named the 3rd star of the game. The Vancouver-native has been an excellent addition to the Sharks’ squad since being acquired at the trade deadline, tallying 14 points (9 goals, 5 assists) in 17 regular season games.

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Kane and Hertl lead Sharks past Blackhawks March 27, 2018

Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl both scored last night, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in a shootout. Kane, who would go on to be named the 1st star of the contest, scored his 28th goal in the win, while also leading all skaters in shots on net with 10. Hertl, meanwhile, scored his 21st goal of the season, equaling a career-high. With six games left on the schedule, the Czech-born winger is also just 3 points shy of setting a new career-best in points.

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Kane looking to impress after trade to Sharks February 27, 2018

Evander Kane was traded to the San Jose Sharks on Trade Deadline Day yesterday, and will look to help solidify his new team’s playoff standing. The 26-year-old winger is in the midst of his 3rd 20-goal season in a row, and 4th for his career. The native of Vancouver is excited to join his new squad who, if they made the playoffs, would mark Kane’s first foray into NHL postseason play. For the season, the former 1st round pick has registered 20 goals, 20 assists and 3 short-handed goals in 61 games played.

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Kane stays hot in Sabres’ win December 13, 2017

Evander scored the game-winning goal last night, as the Buffalo Sabres held on to beat the Ottawa Senators’ by a score of a 3-2. The 26-year-old winger is currently on a five-game point streak (2 goals, 3 assists), and is on pace for the best offensive season of his career. Through 31 games, the Winnipeg-native is averaging nearly a point-per-game, leading his team in both points (28) and goals (14).

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Kane continues hot start in Sabres’ win November 08, 2017

Evander Kane scored two goals – including a late insurance marker – as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Washington Capitals by a score of 3-1. The Winnipeg-native finished the game with a +2 rating and four shots on net and would eventually go on to be named 3rd star of the contest. The 26-year-old winger is off to one of the best starts of his career, with 15 points in his first 15 games including a league-leading 3 shorthanded goals.

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Kane continues hot start to season October 10, 2017

Evander Kane scored twice last night, providing all of the Buffalo Sabres’ offence in their 6-2 defeat to the New Jersey Devils.  The 26-year-old sniper went on to be named the 3rd star of the contest. Despite the fact that the Sabres have struggled out of the gate, Kane has been on fire to begin the season, including back-to-back, multi-goal performances in his last two games. Through 3 matches, the Vancouver-native has tallied 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) and a league-leading 26 shots on net.

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Kane plays the hero in Sabres’ triumph February 08, 2017

Evander Kane scored the overtime winner last night, as the Buffalo Sabres overcame a three-goal deficit to defeat the San Jose Sharks by a score of 6-5. Down 4-1 midway through the 3rd period, Kane played a key role in the comeback, scoring one of the three Sabres’ goals that forced overtime. He would eventually go on to be named the 1st star of the contest, finishing the game with 2 goals and a game-high 7 shot on net.

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Kane tallies twice in Sabres’ loss January 27, 2017

Evander Kane was named the 2nd star in a losing effort last night, as the Buffalo Sabres fell to the Dallas Stars, 4-3. The 25-year-old sharpshooter was implicating in all three of the Sabres’ goals, registering two goals and an assist in the contest. The Vancouver-native has been key to the Sabres’ recent good run of form (4 wins from 6 matches), with 3 goals and 4 assists in that span.

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Kane notches pair in Sabres’ win December 07, 2016

Evander Kane scored twice—including the game-tying goal—as the Buffalo Sabres came from behind to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in overtime last night. After tallying the game’s first goal, the 25-year-old sniper forced overtime with just 29 seconds left, scoring off of a rebound from teammate Ryan O’Reilly’s shot. He would go on to be named the second star of the contest. The Vancouver-native has been hot of late, registering three goals and two assists in his last five games.

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Kane comes up big in Sabres win October 22, 2015

Evander Kane could not have picked a better time to score his first goal in a Buffalo Sabres uniform. The newly acquired sharpshooter scored the tying goal late in the 3rd period last night, helping his new team come from behind to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1.  The Vancouver-native added 7 shots and 4 hits in the contest, and went on to be named the first star of the game.

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Kane and Reinhart key figures in Sabres’ rebuild September 21, 2015

Top talents Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane will be key players to watch in Buffalo’s training camp this September, as the team tries to assemble its roster for the upcoming 2015-16 season.  Drafted 2nd overall in 2014, the young Reinhart is looking establish himself as a reliable, two-way NHL center, and has worked hard on his skating to get himself to the next level. As for Kane, he will be looking to provide the Sabres with the kind of speed, power and scoring ability that made him a 30-goal scorer in the past.  

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Kane thinking big in first season with Sabres September 17, 2015

Evander Kane showed up at the Buffalo Sabres’ training camp a confident man on Thursday, and is eager to prove that he is more than capable of scoring on a consistent basis for his new club. After missing a lot of time last season due to injury, the 24-year-old sniper is excited about getting back to playing hockey. Drafted 4th overall in 2009, Kane enjoyed his best season in 2011-12, tallying 30 goals in just 74 games for the Winnipeg Jets.

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O’Reilly heads to Buffalo in blockbuster trade June 29, 2015

Ryan O’Reilly is now a member of the Buffalo Sabres.  After starring for the Colorado Avalanche the last six seasons, the Clinton, Ontario-native will be moving closer to home, and has already been given the keys to the Sabres’ revamped No. 1 line.  The 2-way centerman joins exciting new acquisitions such as Sam Reinhart (2014 1st round pick), Evander Kane, Robin Lehner, and David Legwand, as the Sabres will look to make some noise in the upcoming, 2015-16 season.

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Kane named 3rd star in Jets’ loss January 06, 2014

Evander Kane did all he could in Winnipeg’s hard-luck loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring two goals while assisting on another.  The speedy winger also led his team in shots (6) and hits (4).  Since returning from injury on December 16th, the former 4th overall pick has been in all-star form, lighting the lamp on seven occasions while setting up four.

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Kane shines in return to action December 17, 2013

Out the last six games with a lower body injury, Evander Kane wasted little time making an impact for his club, scoring once and assisting on another in his return to action last night. In need of a boost after a tough loss to the Stars last time out, the Jets got just that out of Kane, who was named first star of the match.  The energetic winger was all over the ice, Monday, taking six shots while blocking two, to go along with his two point performance.

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Kane named first star in Jets win November 26, 2013

With his team in desperate need of a spark, Evander Kane came through in the clutch, Monday, scoring the winning goal in the Jets 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. The talented winger was everywhere on the ice last night, leading all skaters in shots with 6 and plus/minus with +2. He also led all forwards with 20:56 of ice time. The win snapped a 4-game winless streak for Winnipeg.

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As goes Kane, so go the Jets April 08, 2013 – Winnipeg, Manitoba - Melissa Martin, Winnipeg Free Press (Online Edition), Writer

The results match up perfectly — a coincidence maybe, but sometimes coincidences hide stories all the same. Before Saturday’s tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers, Evander Kane hadn’t scored a goal in five games.

And the Winnipeg Jets lost all five of those matches, a free-fall that drove them out of their division-leading playoff spot and sent them back to fighting for their post-season lives.

But Saturday, in front of a revitalized hometown crowd, the Jets snapped their losing streak — and Kane came surging out of his own scoring slump.

Yeah, the 21-year-old winger was a force on the ice on Saturday. He knew he had to be.

"Going into this nine-game stretch before tonight, our top players have to be hot, and get our team going," he said as the Jets savoured the sorely-needed win. "I thought we did a good job of that tonight. Everybody contributed to the win."

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Source: Melissa Martin, Winnipeg Free Press (Online Edition), Writer

Kane's four-point night helps Jets beat Hurricanes March 27, 2013 – Raleigh, North Carolina - TSN, The Canadian Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Winnipeg Jets have put last week's two-game debacle against the Washington Capitals firmly behind them.

Evander Kane had a goal and three assists to lead Winnipeg to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

The Jets earned their 10th road victory of the season and increased their division lead to six points over Carolina.

"We're trying to forget about that Washington miniseries as much as possible," Kane said of the 4-0 and 6-1 defeats on consecutive nights.

"I think we've responded here in these last two games real well. We knew we couldn't dwell on what happened with Washington and we needed to move on and move forward."

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Source: TSN, The Canadian Press

Evander Kane continues to prove he's the best Jet February 23, 2013 – Winnipeg, Manitoba - Jonathan Katje, Rant Sports, NHL blogger

The Winnipeg Jets got a surprising 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, and young winger Evander Kane continued to build on a six-game point streak. Kane continues to be one of the most consistent performers on a Jets team that has struggled to an 8-9-1 record yet still finds itself in second place in a weak Southeast Division. He had the game-winning goal against the Devils on Sunday, his second game-winner of the season.

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Source: Jonathan Katje, Rant Sports, NHL blogger